IRVINE, Calif. - January 16, 2019
The 6C Toll Operators Coalition announced the election of Rick Carrier, director of Tolling and Customer Information for the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), as Chair of the international Coalition. TCA operates the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads, making it the largest network of toll roads in California.
The 6C Toll Operators Coalition is a collaborative organization composed of toll facility operators/owners from the United States and Canada that use the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) 18000-63 (commonly known as “6C”) technology for toll revenue collection. The Coalition is responsible for developing standards and facilitating strategic discussions for tolling interoperability. Members meet regularly to discuss innovative practices, policies, technologies and customer service to improve interoperability for drivers and system providers across North America.
California is currently transitioning its statewide standard for electronic toll collection to 6C, which allows FasTrak® transponders to take the form of a bandage-sized sticker that is affixed to the inside of a vehicle windshield. The new sticker transponder is less costly to procure and less obtrusive for customers than the hard case transponder required by the state’s legacy tolling technology.
“TCA, the creator of FasTrak, is a tolling industry thought leader and I’m pleased to represent the Agency by leading the national effort for new tolling technology,” said Rick Carrier, Director of Tolling and Customer Information for TCA. “The Coalition’s mission is to provide a forum to address issues and share best practices related to transponders and equipment. Adoption of 6C is a significant milestone for California in our continued input in the development and adoption of modern technology and supports national efforts toward interoperability.”
The 6C tolling technology is currently used in Washington, Colorado, Utah, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Louisiana and Canada.
Carrier is responsible for the systems and technology supporting TCA’s daily operations, revenue collection and enforcement; and customer service for Orange County’s 51-mile network of toll roads and 325,000 daily customers.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.