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Toll services

Atkins is a national leader in the toll industry, providing a broad range of consulting services and a depth of industry experts to both public and private clients.

Atkins has helped clients worldwide to plan, finance, design, build, operate, market, and maintain their tolls infrastructure. Our team of toll experts has experience in toll technologies, toll collection systems, and toll operations that allows us to offer innovative solutions to our clients.

Atkins is a nationally recognized leader in the toll industry. Serving a client base that includes some of the most progressive toll agencies, Atkins has a broad range of experience and resources to assist with virtually any element of the challenging toll agency business. Our structure allows us to draw upon the technical resources of our entire firm to successfully accomplish any assignment. We have the capacity to provide complete services to clients, beginning with problem definition and financial feasibility, and continuing through field studies, site evaluations, preliminary design, final design, construction administration, and start-up assistance. Technical specialty groups support local staff to provide a thorough and coordinated approach to solving specific problems in order to satisfy client needs.

Atkins provides the following comprehensive toll-related services.

Agency planning

There are hundreds of steps to maneuver through complex regulatory, legal, and political issues to establish a new toll agency. From the earliest stages of evaluation through agency start-up, Atkins can provide expert consultation that helps new agencies avoid pitfalls and delays. Atkins’ has developed comprehensive tolls business processes and has subject matter experts who specialize in every phase of the tolls process.

Project development

Developing and financing successful projects involves collaborating with our clients and others to obtain the most feasible economic solutions. Atkins’ development and finance specialists have strong relationships with private investors, banks, governmental agencies, and the capital markets, assuring our clients the most cost-efficient means to fund their projects. Atkins’ has been the engineer of record for billions of dollars of public infrastructure bonds, and we have earned an outstanding reputation among rating agencies for accurately estimating and forecasting project schedules and budgets

Toll systems and operations

Efficiently operating and maintaining a toll facility is an enormous undertaking and requires the expertise of professional toll managers. Atkins is the industry expert in assisting clients in addressing the complexities of implementation and operations of toll systems. We have expertise in the installation of electronic toll and cash collection systems, communication networks, and intelligent transportation systems and in the development of collection policies, violation enforcement systems, and customer service center operations.

Management services

Atkins has provided program and construction management services for large-scale programs since 1977. Ranked among the nation’s top program management firms, we believe our success is based on our ability to serve as a true extension of our client’s staffs, the quality and experience of our professionals, and a can do attitude that places the needs of our clients first. Atkins’ staff brings expertise that encompasses such diverse project delivery and implementation strategies as design-bid-build, design-build, construction management at risk, build-own-operate-transfer, and concession. As a result, we are able to help project owners mitigate risk and ultimately select the strategy that offers the best return on investment. Through state-of-the-art schedule and estimating services, Atkins helps clients keep programs on track and within budget.

In addition, we provide a full range of services in support of our clients' toll programs in the following areas:

  • Engineering services
  • Asset management
  • Traffic operations/maintenance support
  • Public Private Partnership (P3) transportation infrastructure services
  • Financial services