TORONTO–Sirit Inc., a manufacturer of radio frequency identification technology, has received an order to provide RFID Title 21 (“T-21”) toll equipment to be installed on the Golden Ears Bridge near Vancouver.
Over the next several months, Sirit will provide toll readers and transponders along with installation services for the Golden Ears Bridge Project, which will link Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows with Surrey and Langley, British Columbia.
The contract was awarded to InTranS Group, a member of the V-Flow consortium, the project system integrator, who partnered with Sirit to provide the RFID toll technology. The initial contract is valued at approximately $300,000 and includes T-21 lane equipment, lane level installation for six high speed open road tolling lanes and 5,000 T-21 transponders. There are plans to deploy as many as 20,000 transponders in the first year of operation.
The Golden Ears Bridge Project is approximately 14 kilometers in length and includes a six-lane, one kilometer-long span across the Fraser River, new arterial roads connecting the bridge to the existing road network on both sides of the Fraser River, and municipal road upgrades to improve traffic flow. Construction began in late 2006 and is scheduled to be completed this summer.