Raytheon awarded $130 million to convert Massachusetts to electronic highway tolling system

 Raytheon awarded $130 million to convert Massachusetts to electronic highway
                                tolling system

Travelers can expect quicker and more convenient tollway experience

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 13, 2014

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Massachusetts Department
of Transportation awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $130 million contract
for an All Electronic Tolling System (AETS). Raytheon and a team of
Massachusetts-based companies will convert and replace all manual cash and
electronic toll collection systems with an advanced system that will
automatically toll vehicles as they travel under a gantry similar to an
overhead sign. Drivers will be able to pass through the toll station at
highway speeds without the need to slow down or stop.

"Raytheon has developed and installed All Electronic Tolling Systems along
highways throughout the world," said Bob Delorge, vice president, Raytheon,
C4I Systems. "Hundreds of thousands of drivers will benefit from faster toll
booth transactions and fewer lane closures, including thousands of
Massachusetts based Raytheon employees."

The AETS will reduce congestion, travel times and vehicle emissions from stop
and go driving at existing toll plazas. Vehicles equipped with existing
E-ZPass transponders will work on the new AETS. The system will perform Image
Based Tolling (IBT) at highway speeds on non EZ-Pass vehicles and send a toll
invoice to the registered owner of the vehicle.

The installation process is expected to begin in April 2015 and continue
through December 2015. Raytheon will convert the Western Massachusetts
Turnpike (I-90), Metropolitan Highway System, Sumner/Callahan and Ted Williams
Tunnels, and the Tobin Bridge. The first phase of the project is the
conversion of the Weston/Route 128 Interchange.

The Raytheon-led team includes:
SPS New England – Salisbury, Mass.; Construction
CDM Smith – Cambridge, Mass.; Architectural and Engineering & Traffic
Management
Liddell Brothers – Halifax, Mass.; Gantry Installation and AETS Maintenance

Raytheon leveraged expertise in sensors and systems design to develop and
deliver the world's first AETS on the 407 Express Toll Route in Toronto,
Canada, in 1997. Through continuous innovation, Raytheon has been a market
leader in highway tolling technology and has developed and implemented new
capabilities including dynamically priced AETS.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billionand63,000employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning92years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well
ascyber securityand a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us
atwww.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

Media Contact
Cynthia Baker
+1 714.446.4600
idspr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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