Greener Trucking Every Day

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — PrePass(R) and E-ZPass(R) utilize
intelligent transportation technologies to yield a cleaner and greener
environment by reducing unnecessary idling and saving drivers time, fuel and
money.

“The savings will continue to grow as more trucks, PrePass-equipped weigh
stations and toll facilities adopt time- and fuel-saving technologies,” said
Richard P. Landis, president and CEO of HELP Inc., the public-private
partnership that offers PrePass and PrePass Plus.

PrePass is a sophisticated technology that enables qualified motor
carriers to comply electronically with state-established weight, safety and
credential requirements at highway speeds. By avoiding weigh station stops
and idling in queues, motor carriers reduce fuel consumption and the
associated pollutants. PrePass will electronically process more than 57
million weigh station events this year, saving carriers at least 11.4 million
gallons of fuel. Based on EPA engine idle reduction and household emission
estimates, PrePass will reduce emissions by at least 115 thousand metric tons,
the equivalent of emissions from more than 6,000 U.S. households.

PrePass Plus allows commercial operators to use the same transponder to
pay E-ZPass tolls electronically. With a monthly E-ZPass bill in excess of $14
million dollars, PrePass Plus is the nation’s largest toll customer. “The
benefits accumulate even more when the savings from E-ZPass electronic toll
collection (ETC) are included,” said Michael Huerta, president of ACS
Transportation Solutions Group, the largest E-ZPass system integrator and
operator. “Last year there were 3.4 billion toll transactions by E-ZPass
operators, of which 2.1 billion were ETC.”

Based on engineering estimates by MARK IV, the E-ZPass technology
provider, during 2007 alone E-ZPass reduced fuel consumption by almost 30
million gallons. That’s the equivalent of nearly 265 thousand metric tons of
related emissions or the greenhouse gas emissions of about 14 thousand U.S.
households.

By reducing congestion in and around weigh facilities and tolling centers,
PrePass and E-ZPass also improve highway safety. PrePass enables enforcement
personnel to concentrate on those trucks most likely to be noncompliant, while
E-ZPass reduces lane changing and congestion around toll plazas. By reducing
government transportation program costs, both technologies enhance resources
available for other needed investments.

Landis and Huerta serve as secretary and vice chairman respectively of the
Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Huerta will serve as the
organization’s chairman beginning in June 2009.

Launched in California in 1995, PrePass(R) is now operational at 281 sites
in 28 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Nearly 425,000 trucks have voluntarily enrolled in PrePass to take
advantage of the time, money and fuel-saving benefits.

About ACS

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 65,000 people supporting client
operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process
outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and
government clients. The company’s Class A common stock trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACS.” Learn more about ACS at
http://www.acs-inc.com.

E-ZPass(R) is operated by 24 toll agencies in 12 states, including
Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information go to: http://www.PrePass.com;
http://www.acs-inc.com; http://www.ivhs.com/fuel_study;
http://www.getezpass.com

[Via http://www.prnewswire.com]

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