ITS technology provider Yunex Traffic has announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement to provide express lane and bridge tolling facility maintenance services for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in California.
The contract covers toll infrastructure at the San Francisco Bay area’s seven state-owned bridges including the Bay, Antioch, Richmond, Dumbarton, and San Mateo, as well as express lanes within the Bay Area transportation network.
John Cane, Yunex Traffic US’s Vice President of Operations believes the agreement showcases the breadth of the company’s portfolio. “We’re known globally as ITS innovators, but we’re also a first-in-class field services and maintenance shop” he said. “We have one of the most skilled and robust Traffic and Energy Services divisions in North America, and we’re committed to maintaining highways for the communities we serve. Working with BATA, one of the most highly regarded road and tolling authorities with one of the most complex networks in the nation, makes that point in all caps.” The contract includes the maintenance, repair and inspection of multiple ITS devices as well as supporting equipment including electrical systems, HVAC, generators, stationary and variable message signs, landscaping and much more.
As part of the agreement, Yunex Traffic will provide BATA access to a simple-to-use, integrated customer software portal that includes current and historical maintenance status of all the agency’s included assets, from CMS sign controllers to toll booths. Traffic managers and agency leaders will be able to view data to determine how and where to invest time, energy and money in the maintenance of the entire system.
“BATA is excited about the opportunity to work with Yunex Traffic on this contract,” said Angela Louie, P.E., MSCE Principal Program Coordinator for the Bay Area Toll Authority. “Updating and maintaining our infrastructure is critical to ensuring high, quality, safe roadway operations for our residents, and Yunex has the skill and ITS maintenance experience needed to get the job done.”
The agreement between Yunex Traffic and BATA is scheduled to last for three years with a three-year extension, providing day-to-day maintenance staff throughout the contract’s duration.
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