Opened in 1927, more than five million vehicles cross the Peace Bridge each year, making it the second busiest border crossing between Canada and the US.
“As a bi-national bridge authority, our mission is to ensure the long-term viability of this vital international corridor, which benefits travel, tourism, and trade,” said COO Thomas A. Boyle.
TransCore’s partnership with the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority started in 1996 and continues with the implementation of TransCore’s flagship Infinity∞ Digital Lane System, which will enable the Authority to process cash, credit, debit, E-ZPass, and even pay-by-plate transactions. Infinity integrates automatic vehicle identification, vehicle classification, and video capture and recognition systems specifically designed to automatically and accurately collect transactions in high-volume traffic across a wide variety of traffic speeds and patterns.
TransCore will also implement a data analytics engine to collect real-time and historical information on toll and inspection lane traffic volumes, inspection times, and regional border crossing wait times. These data will be used by Authority and Customs personnel to optimize their respective operations at the border.