North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market is segmented by type (Transponder, and Others), by Technology (Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC), and Others), by Application type (Bridges, Roads, and Tunnels), and by Country

North America Electronic Toll Collection Market Snapshot

North America Electronic Toll Collection Market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:



>10 %

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Market Overview

The North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market is poised to register a CAGR of over 10.00% over the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The demand for electronic toll collection is growing significantly, as it majorly helps in reducing traffic at tollbooths by collecting tolls without cash and without requiring the vehicles to stop. Also, various state governments are planning to open new toll roads due to scarcity in funds in the transportation sector and stagnant gasoline tax rates. In 2018, the POTUS planned to uplift the restrictions imposed by federal regulations on a certain stretch of roads and utilize the tolling system revenue as a potential source of income for toll collection and highway infrastructure development. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association, only 35 states of the nation were equipped with highway, bridge, or tunnel tolls in 2017.
  • The continuously growing toll collection technology is helping automate the toll collection process and avoid long queues at toll booths. Additionally, these technologies not only aid in vehicle theft detection, but they can also track the vehicles crossing the signal and over speeding vehicles.
  • The trend of shifting from barrier based ETC to open road tolling (ORT) or fee flow tolling, has been gradually growing in the road tolling industry, especially in states facing high traffic congestions at toll roads.

Scope of the Report

The North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market covers the latest electronic toll collection system demand trends, technological development, latest government policies, manufacturer's development, etc. The study also covers market share of major electronic toll collection system providers across North America.

By Type
By Technology
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC)
By Application Type
By Country
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Technological Advancement of Electronic Toll Collection Systems

With the increase in the number of vehicles, traffic has been continuously increasing at toll plazas. There are long queues on busy highways, as people nowadays prefer to use their personal vehicles instead of public transport, in turn, resulting in rising traffic. Increasing number of vehicles on the roads results in many problems, such as congestion, air pollution, and fuel wastage, etc. As a result, over the years, the toll collection system has been shifted to electronic toll collection, primarily in developed countries, and is gradually picking up pace in developing countries.

Apart from ensuring funds for expansion and maintenance of roads and highways, collection of tolls, especially by electronic methods, offers numerous benefits, such as:

  • Limited or no traffic congestion
  • Fuel efficiency of vehicles and aids in reducing exhaust emissions, by reducing or eliminating deceleration, acceleration, and waiting time
  • Vehicle theft detection
  • Tracking the over speeding vehicles and vehicles crossing the signal

In the United States, EZ pass tags have become widely accepted across 17 states. EZ pass tags made by Kapsch TrafficCom are facilitating open road tolling. According to the company, more than 35 million EZ pass devices are in circulation across the Country. Sunpass and FasTrack are some other types of toll tags that do not accept EZ pass across various tolls in states, like Florida.

North America Electronic Toll Collection Market

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United States Led the Electronic Toll Collection System Market

Vehicle toll collection market in the country is expected to increase at a faster pace as various state governments are planning to open new toll roads, due to scarcity in funds from the transportation sector and stagnant gasoline tax rates. According to FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) enacted in December 2015, the entity improved tolling facilities and promoted nationwide interoperability from mid-2016, however, no funds have been released post the enactment. Revenues generated through toll collection have remained almost stagnant for half a century in the country ranging between 5% - 6% till 2015. Federal Highway Administration stated that USD 14.35 billion of highway toll revenue was generated across the United States in 2014.

Incremental upgrading of hardware and software systems in the existing toll facilities is expected to drive the market in Canada. Ontario’s 407 highway toll system is a significant all-electronic toll collection highway in the country. Ebpsource, a major player in e-billing and payment solutions, provides the payment and documentation infrastructure for this toll highway. The upgrade of 407 Highway included the launch of Sicore 2, an advanced automatic number plate recognition camera by Siemens, in mid 2017. The product covers 9.5 meters of road space and about three lanes of traffic with high resolution images. Another such significant improvement is replacing two gantries of ETC with one, in order to reduce infrastructure cost and enhance productivity.

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Competitive Landscape

The North America Electronic Toll Collection System market is led by few major players such as Kapsch Group, Thales Group, Toshiba Corporation, TransCore, Siemens, TRMI Systems Integration, Magnetic AutoControl, etc.

The companies are launching more advanced products to have an edge in the market over the market competitors. For instance,

  • Magnetic AutoControl launched the vertical laser scanner, which ensures safe passage of trucks and special vehicles with trailers. The vertical laser scanner generates a vertical detection field next to the barrier boom and prevents closure of the boom, if the object is located within the detection field. This reliably prevents damage to bodywork, the boom, or the barrier housing, and people near the barrier cannot be hit by the descending barrier boom

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Force's Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Transponder

      2. 5.1.2 Others

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

      2. 5.2.2 Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC)

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 By Application Type

      1. 5.3.1 Bridges

      2. 5.3.2 Roads

      3. 5.3.3 Tunnels

    4. 5.4 By Country

      1. 5.4.1 United States

      2. 5.4.2 Canada

      3. 5.4.3 Mexico

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Kapsch Group

      2. 6.2.2 Thales Group

      3. 6.2.3 Toshiba Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 TransCore

      5. 6.2.5 Siemens

      6. 6.2.6 TRMI Systems Integration

      7. 6.2.7 Magnetic AutoControl


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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market is growing at a CAGR of >10% over the next 5 years.

  • Kapsch Group
  • Thales Group
  • TransCore
  • Siemens
  • TRMI Systems Integration

Are the major companies operating in North America Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Market.

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