4.28.2010 - CS chosen by the Transportation Investment Corporation of British Columbia - Canada for the Port Mann/Highway 1 (PMH1) Improvement Project


CS announces the signing of a 5-year contract (end of March) with Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp) totaling $19MM to deliver a complete free-flow electronic toll system solution for the Port Mann/Highway 1 Project in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


The Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project (PMH1) is part of the Province of British Columbia’s Gateway Program, which will improve roads and bridges for people, goods and transit throughout Metro Vancouver. Construction of the new bridge began in February 2009 and is expected to be operational in December 2012, with project completion in 2013. The project will widen 37 kilometers of Highway 1 from Vancouver to Langley, upgrade interchanges, improve safety, reliability and transportation options along Western Canada’s busiest transportation corridor. CS is in charge of the design, development, testing and commissioning of a complete turnkey free-flow toll system solution and maintenance. This Toll System is an electronic, cashless, non-stop high speed Toll System that can capture and identify all vehicles either by a vehicle mounted radio frequency Toll Device or license plate. It includes a highly automated and robust back office (Toll E2E CS solution) that will perform video image processing and verification, process the toll transactions as they come from the lanes, allow customers to configure and manage their accounts, and provide solid financial reports. This system is scaled to handle traffic volumes and associated transportation demands through to completion of tolling. Eric Blanc-Garin, CEO of CS Group, concluded: “After the successful completion of the free-flow systems on Dublin’s Ring Road (M50) in Ireland in 2008 and on Vancouver’s Golden Ears Bridge in Canada in 2009, this new project affirms CS international leadership in the design and implementation of free-flow systems. Unique and scalable, our system allows us to handle traffic volumes from small to some of the largest in the world.” Press contact CS Communication & Systèmes Barbara Goarant Tel: +33 (0)1 41 28 46 94