Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christy Clark's Christmas Present to Port Mann Bridge crossing is TOLLS

There's good news and there's BAD news.  The Good news is that this company's contract is for 7 to 11 years.... go figure. What ever happened to the 35 year contract, eh?

The bad news is in the image above......whereby a TEAM of Transportation Investment Corporation had to fly over to France to see a working dry run of the Tolling system for the Port Mann Bridge.

To make matters worse the consortium seem to have been led to believe that Vancouver is adjacent to the tolling booth.  Not a whisper of the Largest City in BC.... Surrey. 

Who is Egis Projects and SANEF?  Just ask Google,eh. so too for Trans-Canada Flow Tolling Inc., Vancouver, BC where their website is UNDER CONSTRUCTION......


Egis Projects-SANEF consortium signs in Canada

A consortium between Egis Projects and SANEF (Societe des Autoroutes du Nord et de l'Est de la France), the French motorway operator, have signed a contract for the operation of the Port Mann Bridge Open Road Tolling (ORT) project with the Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp). The consortium, known as Trans-Canada Flow Tolling, will provide a complete range of tolling services for the bridge, which is the Vancouver metropolitan area of British Columbia in Canada. The all-electronic ORT system will use RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) toll tags, as well as ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras and will include North America’s widest Free Flow toll gantry.

The ORT system is planned to be operational from December 2012 and more than 130,000 vehicles a day are expected to cross the Port Mann Bridge. The contract covers a period of 7 to 11years and will include: revenue collection and invoicing; enforcement and recovery of unpaid tolls; toll tag and customer account management; and use of Customer Service using internet- based self-service and social media channels. It will also cover a dedicated multi-lingual call center to deal with enquiries and registrations, with users having the option to register via the internet, telephone or through Points of Sale. Operating as the ‘V-Flow’ consortium, Egis and SANEF have operated the ORT system on the Golden Ears Bridge, for Vancouver’s Translink regional transportation organization, since 2009.
2 April 2012


Anonymous said...

Egis Projects and SANEF will be using purely proprietary hardware and software for their 7-11 year contract, and then...

The Egis Projects-SANEF consortium will have BC by the short hairs at the end of the contract as BC will either have to pay for new hardware and software AGAIN, or will have to pay more rapacious rates to a new entrant.

BC should have insisted that we owned the hardware and software source code at the end of the agreement.

Anonymous said...

or the tolls will be gone

e.a.f. said...

if this company owns all the software, etc. what do they get to do with all our information we provide when we are setting up accounts for the tolls.

The tolls might be gone, depending upon who is in government.

The contract has most likely been amended because the figure in 11 yrs the thing might need lots of repairs or replacing.