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Alliance for Toll Interoperability video data standard priority

In Accountability on December 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

So Oklahoma is a member of this Alliance by virtue of David Machamer of the Oklahoma Transportation Authority.  But there is just one problem-Oklahoma doesn’t have any ALPR (Automatic License Plate Readers) installed-YET

Documents pertaining to Oklahoma Insurance Verification, Insurenet and ATI


Oklahoma’s State Legislature created the Oklahoma Transportation Authority (formerly the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority) in 1947. Its primary purpose is to construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects as authorized by the State Legislature and State Department of

Alliance for Toll Interoperability formed in south – video data standard priority

Fri, 2008-02-15

Representatives of nearly twenty toll agencies met in Dallas TX February 7 and decided to form an Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI). Initial focus of the group, mostly southern tollers, will be how to go about establishing license plate read reciprocity. With the strong move towards cashless tolling camera reads of license plates – ‘video tolling’ – becomes the mode for collecting the tolls of those motorists without a transponder account.

. . . Attending the formative Dallas meeting were senior operations people from toll authorities in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 15 to 20 toll operators were informally represented.

Video data exchange format priority

The Dallas meeting reached agreement that their most urgent need is a common format for exchange of video toll data. They hope to reach agreement on a common format for exchange of video by the end of the year.

It may be one or two images of specified size in specified format. Or it may be the license plate characters as extracted, or some combination of images and licence plate characters, in different circumstances, Eden indicated. It is all up for discussion.

One group will look at the technical aspects, another the legal issues. State law may restrict or specify how data can be exchanged.

ATI people are also interested in how they can improve the readabillity of license plates. Eden says some of the members have been talking with 3M, the big Minneapolis based company that supplies much of the surfacing film used on license plates.

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