Egis has been present in the U.S. since 1997, when we were appointed by Amtrak, to control the quality of rolling stock to be used on the USA’s first high-speed train service, the Acela Express. We’ve also worked for the New York Transit Authority, engineering a communications-based train control system for the Canarsie subway line.
More recently, Egis has signed a contract with the "Alliance for Toll Interoperability" (ATI), an organization comprised of forty (40) full members (toll road operators from within the United States), and three (3) affiliate members from Canada, Australia and New York, USA. This contract includes the supply, implementation and operation of the nationwide interoperability HUB for billing the tolls of interstate motorists, based on license plate camera reads and transponders. Egis also signed a contract with the Central Florida Expressway (CFX) for the operation of the E-PASS customer service centers. Egis, acting as prime contractor, is responsible for all customer services, as well as staffing, training, transponder distribution, and all management related activities.
In Canada, Egis was commissioned by the Quebec City transport authority (RTC) in 2012 to examine the possibility of reintroducing an LRT system. We carried out a technical feasibility study for a 38 km tramway network serving the Quebec and Levis area. The study covered such domains as: road redevelopment, rolling stock, power supply modes, operations control and signaling.
Today, Egis is involved in the road development program of the Metro Vancouver region. We are in charge of developing the free flow tolling systems of the Port Mann Bridge and the Golden Ears Bridge in Vancouver. The free flow electronic tolling system means each customer is automatically detected and charged without having to slow down. It allows optimizing traffic flow and reducing travel times on these heavily used bridges.