Any toll collection system used on a new bridge will be a state-of-the-art, all electronic tolling facility. This "open road tolling" technology relies on electronic tolling gantries, or frameworks, that stretch over the roadway and assess the toll as vehicles move beneath it. No one has to stop or even slow down to drive through the tolling area.
There are two primary forms of tolling technology in use today. Automatic vehicle identification systems use electronic transponders to deduct the toll from a pre-paid account as motorists pass under the tolling gantries, while video capture systems use specialized cameras and lighting units to capture license plate numbers.
Method A implies the vehicle will be provided a (probably passive, i.e. not-powered) "transponder", i.e. Radio Frequency IDentifier (RFID) enabling deduction from a pre-paid account. Method B would identify the vehicle by capturing the image of the license plate. Both represent an equivalent intrusion of privacy (maybe inappropriate) and the burden of pre-paying the account. If pre-paid account is insufficient, a bill will be $ent to the vehicle registrant, according to the WVXU talkShow 130221 09:35. Participants:
a. KY Transportation Cabinet Chief District Engineer, Rob Hans
b. Counsel for the Build Our Bridge Now Coalition, Attorney Thomas Gabelman
c. OH Dpt of Transportation (ODOT) Deputy Director for District 8, Steve Mary.
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