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PA Turnpike Update: Conversion to Open Road Tolling

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The Pittsburgh Chapter of the IEEE is honored to have the presence of Mr. Craig R. Shuey, Chief Operating Officer of the Turnpike at a local IEEE meeting. Mr. Shuey will present the details of the new Open Road Tolling (ORT). This unique discussion will be fashioned particularly to the technical audience of the IEEE. Currently, with a few exceptions, the Turnpike tolls a vehicle by scanning at access and exit ramps. The current E-Z Pass and Toll By Plate system captures entry and exit points for tolling. The advanced ORT system will consist of overhead gantries located at convent points between each interchange. The gantries will support scanners and cameras along with telecommunications equipment. Thus, all tolling structures at interchanges will be removed and the interchange will be converted to a smooth traditional highway ramp. The transition from the current system to ORT is part of the discussion. This informative presentation, geared to engineers, will provide detailed technical discussion of the structural, hardware and software components of the ORT system.
This event will be in-person only and limited to the first twenty-five registrants (IEEE Members and their guests)
Immediately after the presentation, we are invited to an optional tour of the solar farm system that supports the local Turnpike Maintenance facility. It is situated along the Toll Route 66 north of the Western Regional Office. Attending entails a toll that cannot be waived. If convenient, we can carpool to the site.
Directions:
From Pittsburgh and Monroeville, use the New Stanton exit of the Turnpike, follow signs to RT 119 north and Toll PA Turnpike 66 north, once on Rt 119 north use exit to Toll 66 north, once on Toll 66 north , immediately use Exit 1 (No toll). See Turnpike Office on the Right.
From the west on Rt 70 to New Stanton, take Rt 119 north, follow sign to Toll Rt 66 North and then as above.
From the Murrysville – Export vicinity take Toll 66 south to Exit 1, Turn left and left again onto Center Avenue. Facility will over the bridge on the right.
GPS: Address 2200 North Center Ave, New Stanton, PA
Speaker(s): Craig Shuey,
Agenda:
Arrival 11:45 AM
Lunch Noon
Presentation: 12:15
Optional Tour 2 PM
2200 North Center Avenue, New Stanton, Pennsylvania, United States

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