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updated: 1/30/2014 6:46 AM

Indiana, Kentucky choose bridge tolling contractor

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana and Kentucky officials have chosen a Virginia-based company to operate the tolling system for the new Ohio River bridges being built between Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana.

The Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board this week unanimously chose McLean, Va.-based Kapsch TrafficCom USA to provide the electronic tolling transponders for new bridges downtown and at the east end of the metropolitan area and the existing Kennedy Bridge.

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Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield tells the News and Tribune the company's contract is worth an estimated $1.4 million.

Kapsch TrafficCom will provide two different types of transponders and the equipment that will detect their signals.

All-electronic tolling will be used on the two new bridges and the renovated Kennedy Bridge.

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