Monthly Archives: July 2016

AET Explained: The Benefits of Cashless Tolling on the Scudder Falls Bridge

_MG_4913 On Monday, July 25, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) released an informational video produced by the McCormick Taylor team. Using animation, graphics, and narration, the video describes an all-electronic tolling (AET) system that will be implemented on the new Scudder Falls Bridge located on Interstate 95 connecting Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Ewing Township in Mercer County, New Jersey.

Watch the Scudder Falls AET video here:

The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is currently in the final design phase. The DRJTBC will install an AET collection system when it replaces the obsolete Scudder Falls Bridge and improves its flanking approach roadways and interchanges beginning in 2019.

The three-minute video was unveiled last week during two project open houses in Lower Makefield and Ewing Townships. The video provides a fun and easy-to-visualize way to engage, inform, and educate the public about toll collection on the new Scudder Falls Bridge.  The video describes the benefits of AET including, “No waiting in lines, no fumbling for change.” AET will offer safety and convenience to all motorists. The video also highlights discounts offered to those who opt to use their E-ZPass transponders. IMG_5003

The McCormick Taylor Communications team transforms technical information into clear and precise messaging for greater public understanding. Communications with stakeholders is important for the successful introduction of AET on the new Scudder Falls Bridge.

For more information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement, please visit the project website:


McCormick Taylor to Present at 2016 Ohio Planning Conference

Rich, KenOn July 26-27, members of McCormick Taylor will be attending the 2016 Ohio Planning Conference in Columbus. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio, the conference unites transportation planners from across the state to discuss emerging trends and new tools for effective transportation planning. This year’s theme, “Transport Ohio’s Future,” is intended to convey the critical role that Ohio’s transportation system plays in the state’s future and will include over 25 technical sessions discussing various topics, encompassing transporting people, goods, the economy, technology, and the future.

Associate/Senior Public Involvement Specialist Ken Rich and Senior Planner Joy Ruff, AICP  will deliver “Innovating Public 09563a5Partnership for Transportation Planning by Giving People a Voice.” The session will provide four examples of public engagement initiatives and the unique tools used to excite the public and increase involvement to unprecedented levels in state, regional, and local planning and project delivery.






Wednesday, July 27

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session 4-C

Room: Fayette


Click here for a complete schedule of events.