New Toll Road Idea A ‘Game-Changer’ Say Transportation Leaders

HURST, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An app that automatically detects how many people are in one vehicle, could help more drivers take advantage of discounted toll rates for high occupancy vehicles North Texas highways.

The technology would also eliminate the need for police enforcement of HOV violators.

It could roll out in early 2019 for toll roads in North Texas, and TxDOT is watching the program to see if it could be implemented statewide.

The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments was briefed on the plan Thursday.

Carma Technology Corporation, which previously developed ride-sharing and carpooling applications, extended the technology to support high-occupancy commuting.

It works by sensing when mobile devices with an installed app, are traveling next to each other down a defined corridor. After initially paying a full price…

Original published: 2018-09-13 18:26:21 Read the full Dallas News here

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