Tolls / ITS

RK&K’s Toll Group provides innovative, comprehensive and cost-effective toll planning and design services for toll authorities to improve toll collection systems and practices and to improve roadway safety and capacity. Our team provides a full array of services including facility planning and design, toll system planning and design, and traffic and revenue forecasting. In the areas of facility planning and design, we complete studies for toll plaza improvements including Open Road Tolling (ORT) and All Electronic Tolling (AET) conversions; development and documentation of operational procedures and guidelines; traffic management plans; and ITS and signing upgrades. We develop specification documents for procurement of back-office and lane systems, as well as system integration. Projects include the full spectrum of construction management and inspection for toll plazas, AET gantries, support infrastructure and system testing. Traffic studies for toll agencies include Level 1 and 2 traffic and revenue studies and toll diversion studies. RK&K assists in the review of Level 3 T&R Studies, prepares feasibility studies, manage contract development and construction activities and advise clients on critical decisions in program delivery.

RK&K provides the full range of services for ITS planning, design and deployment. We consistently develop systems engineering documents for ITS projects, such as concept of operations and functional requirements documents. We are knowledgeable with ITS elements such as CCTV cameras, traffic detectors, weather stations, dynamic message signs (DMS), lane use control signs, gate systems and ramp metering systems, which enhance traffic management capabilities. We have designed systems, including fiber optic cable, wireless and electrical power systems for ITS deployments. We also provide construction services including shop drawing review, test plan development and review, installation inspection and field device integration.

Areas of Expertise

Tolls

  • Project Coordination
  • AET Feasibility Studies
  • Toll Systems Planning & Design
  • Toll Plaza Planning & Design
  • Toll Collection Practices & Business Rules
  • Traffic Engineering/Signing & Operations
  • Toll Systems Integration and Testing
  • Enhanced Safety & Capacity Operations

ITS

  • ITS Planning
  • ITS Device Design
  • Hardware and Software Integration
  • RFP Development
  • Active Traffic Management
  • Hard Shoulder Running
  • Communications Planning and Design

Sample Projects

US 301 Project Development and General Engineering Consultant (GEC), DE Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

US 301 Project Development and General Engineering Consultant (GEC), DE Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

Study, planning, environmental, design and GEC services for this new 14-mile roadway in Northern Delaware.

All Electronic Toll (AET) Conversion and Prioritization, MD Transportation Authority (MDTA)

All Electronic Toll (AET) Conversion and Prioritization, MD Transportation Authority (MDTA)

Two-part study evaluating conversion of all 7 of Maryland's toll plazas to AET, followed by plaza-by-plaza prioritization for conversion.

I-95 / I-276 Interchange, Toll Plazas & ITS, PA Turnpike Commission (PTC)

I-95 / I-276 Interchange, Toll Plazas & ITS, PA Turnpike Commission (PTC)

Conceptual, preliminary and final design for all ITS (ITS design, signing, lighting) services for this interstate project.

Triangle Parkway Design-Build, NC Turnpike Authority (NCTA)

Triangle Parkway Design-Build, NC Turnpike Authority (NCTA)

Lead engineering firm for this $137.4M, 3.4 mile design-build toll road project.