Egis has been involved in several operating projects in North America: the free-flow tolls of the Golden Ears and Port Mann bridges in Vancouver, Canada, and an electronic toll interoperability contract and the Central Florida Expressway in Florida, USA.
Egis participed in the "Alliance for Toll Interoperability" (ATI), an organization comprised of forty full members (toll road operators from within the United States), and three (3) affiliate members from Canada, Australia and New York, USA. This contract included 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 operated the Central Florida Expressway (CFX) E-PASS customer service centers. Egis, acted as prime contractor, was responsible for all customer services, as well as staffing, training, transponder distribution, and all management related activities.
In Canada, Egis was involved in the road development program of the Metro Vancouver region. We were 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. The Port Mann Bridge has 10 lanes on which approximately 120,000 vehicles travel each day. Egis operated for 10 years and currently the Public Authority took over the operation.
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. Egis also designed for the New York Transit Authority, the communications-based train control system (CBTC) for the Canarsie subway line.
In 2018, Egis, in partnership with Louis Berger, participated in two projects in the US in the field of urban transport. Egis has participated in the feasibility study of the "Las Vegas resort Corridor" between the Las Vegas airport, the Strip (neighborhood of hotels and casinos) and Downtown Vegas and in study for a technology shift based on autonomous vehicles for the Jacksonville people mover in the USA.
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.
In 2018, Egis has been awarded the Technical Assistance Services to support the Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification (MTMDET) on the Design Build and Finance contact for the Montreal's Louis-Hippolyte - La Fontaine Tunnel Renovation. To enhance this presence in Canada, Egis was awarded the Engineering Services for the Extensions and Major Projects of Montreal Metro (STM), where Egis is supporting STM for the systems scope of work. Egis is also acting as Independent Safety Advisor for the major transit project of Quebec, the REM network.