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5.0 Toll Collection Equipment Technology

A toll collection and revenue management system requires a variety of equipment, typically involving hardware and software components, to handle both front end and back office tasks. Front end tasks include data collection, transaction and event processing and performance monitoring while back-office tasks include processing, storing, retrieving, reporting and performance monitoring. Only the equipment that the customer interfaces with or uses in some fashion is addressed below. While not all equipment can be strictly categorized as a traffic control device, each item can affect traffic flow through a toll lane if the design and/or installation are deficient. A list of this equipment is the following:


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