Tim Reilly, director of operations for the Mobility Authority, said the states’ tolling agencies will have interoperability beginning in early to mid-2018.
An agreement is in place for interoperability with the state of Oklahoma, which should begin at the end of 2017, Reilly said. He said Colorado may be a possibility in the future as well.
PJ Wilkins, executive director of the E-ZPass Group—a toll collection program used in 16 states from Illinois to Maine—spoke at the meeting about opportunities for E-ZPass interoperability with Texas toll programs. If Texas agencies were to become members of the E-ZPass system, they would tap into a system with 33 million tags in circulation, Wilkins said.
Disclosure: Amy Ellsworth, general manager for Community Impact Newspaper’s Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition, was appointed in February to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors to serve a two-year term through Jan. 31, 2019.