Kapsch TrafficCom wins key US tunnel management project
- Contract size of USD 9 million
- Tunnel to connect Eastern Shore and Virginia Beach
Virginia, December 19, 2023 – Kapsch TrafficCom was awarded a tunnel management contract for the USD 755 Million Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The contract has a value of USD 9 million.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 17.6 mile bridge and tunnel complex that spans the lower Chesapeake Bay and connects Virginia’s Eastern Shore. When complete, the new tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic southbound and the existing tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic northbound.
JB Kendrick, President Kapsch TrafficCom North America, comments: “We are delighted to support a project of this scale with our technology. Connecting the Eastern Shore and Virginia Beach is a key component for expansion in the area.”
The technology provided by Kapsch TrafficCom will ensure continued safety in the existing tunnel as well as the new tunnel, with a SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) system, an electrical power control system and safety features such as fire alarms, generators, CCTV, deluge and fire pumps and other critical hardware and software.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility with successful projects in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.
With one-stop-shop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.
Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2022/23 financial year, about 4,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 553 million.