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RFID Eases Border-Crossing Traffic

Sept. 10, 2012—Every day, thousands of vehicles stream across the international border between Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Many Mexican citizens are daily commuters, driving to jobs and school, as well as to visit family members. In some cases, lines into the United States can snake for a mile or more, and it can take hours to travel across the Ysleta-Zaragoza International Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande. 

An RFID-based automated toll-collection system, deployed roughly a decade ago to ease bridge traffic, would often break down or fail to function with some tags. "The previous system had become obsolete," says Pedro Dorantes, the Ysleta-Zaragoza International Bridge's director of operations. 

 

Promofront—which operates the international bridge for the Mexican government and has collected tolls since 1991—and the Mexican government both recognized the need for a more efficient system several years ago. In May 2012, Promofront switched to an advanced RFID system. The Mexican and U.S. governments worked in collaboration with the company—as well as with its technology provider, Grupo Cadi—to develop and implement the custom-designed technology solution.

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| Updated:2012.08.10    Source:rfid journal    Clicks:
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