The private operator of the Indiana Toll Road will use
E-ZPass for its electronic tolling collection system, which is scheduled to be
implemented in the fall of 2007.
ITR Concession Co., a consortium of the Spanish company
Cintra and the Australian company Macquarie Infrastructure Group, leased the
Toll Road from the state of Indiana for $3.85 billion in 2006. The lease is for
75 years and allows the foreign consortium to keep the toll revenue.
Recently, ITR officials announced they will use the E-ZPass
system for the Toll Road's cashless toll collection program. E-ZPass is
currently used by 22 state toll and turnpike authorities, mainly in the
northeast part of the country.
ITR will be the first private operator authorized to be part
of the E-ZPass network.