The E-ZPass Group is an association of 25 toll agencies in 15 states that operates the extremely successful E-ZPass electronic toll collection program. E-ZPass enjoys tremendous brand recognition and high levels of customer satisfaction, and is the world leader in toll interoperability, with more than 24 million E-ZPass devices in circulation.
While this website is primarily intended as a resource for our staff and member agencies and much of this site is therefore password protected and not available to the general public, you will find some basic information about the E-ZPass program. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the E-ZPass service center of one of our member agencies.
Kapsch and E-ZPass Release TDM specification
Kapsch TrafficCom Opens TDM Protocol
Kapsch and E-ZPa
ssÂ® Group pave the way for nationwide electronic tolling interoperability
McLean, VA, April 25, 2013 --
Kapsch TrafficCom North America (Kapsch), a subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, today announced the release and publication of its Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) specification to accelerate the efforts of nationwide electronic tolling interoperability. Kapsch currently uses the TDM protocol to build and supply electronic toll collection (ETC) tag and reader equipment for the E-ZPass Group and other customers throughout North America. Providing open and free access to the Kapsch TDM protocol is an important contribution from Kapsch in support of nationwide electronic tolling interoperability and will provide an open platform for industry compliance with the federal mandate Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
To ensure the TDM protocol remains open, Kapsch is making it available to all interested parties royalty free in perpetuity and is also granting the right to sublicense the protocol. The TDM specification can be downloaded from the Kapsch TrafficCom website at
"Open technology benefits everyone and accelerates the adoption of standard solutions," said Chris Murray, President and CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom North America. "We will continue to actively support open, non-proprietary protocols and technologies and are committed to make these available to the market which is to the benefit of everyone in the industry âˆ’ from toll agencies to the road user."
"We applaud the efforts of the Kapsch team in supporting the 25 member agencies of the E-ZPass Group with our efforts to advance nationwide interoperability of electronic toll collection systems," said PJ Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group. "The E-ZPass Group has and will continue to support industry efforts toward nationwide interoperability. The release of the TDM protocol for both tags and readers is a significant step towards that goal."
About the E-ZPass Group
Founded 20 years ago with interoperability as a fundamental principle, the E-ZPass Group operates the largest, most successful electronic tolling interoperability network in the world, with more than 24 million toll transponders in use and collects over $9 billion in annual toll revenues of which more than $6 billion is collected electronically and over $3 billion transferred between agencies through toll reciprocity programs. The mission of the E-ZPass Group is to enable E-ZPass Group members and affiliated toll operators to provide the public with a seamless, accurate, interoperable electronic method of paying tolls and fees while preserving and enhancing the E-ZPass program. Today it operates in 15 states and has 25 member agencies. For more information, visit: http://e-zpassiag.com.
About Kapsch TrafficCom
Kapsch TrafficCom is a leading global provider of high-performance intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and offers solutions across our customerâ€™s entire value chain â€“ from single products and components, to fully integrated turnkey systems and solutions in the applications of electronic toll collection, commercial vehicle operations, and highway traffic management. Kapsch TrafficCom has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to successfully design, build, and operate ETC systems and has implemented 20 complete systems around the world. With 280 references in 41 countries and more than 70 million on-board units delivered and nearly 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom services a significant share of the ITS global marketplace. In North America, the company operates offices in Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.kapsch.net/us/ktc.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom North America
Tel: +1 703-885-1976, ext. 2057