Unmanned toll booths for 2 El Paso border bridges

July 20, 2011 7:03:53 AM PDT
The El Paso City Council has voted to spend more than $1.7 million for technology that could mean unmanned toll booths for vehicles leaving Texas and entering Mexico. The software upgrades approved Tuesday are planned for the Zaragoza and Stanton Street border crossings.

Said Larbi-Cherif, who's director of international bridges in El Paso, says four electronic kiosks could be installed by December in an effort to better handle increases in commercial and passenger traffic. The machines would accept U.S. cash, credit or debit cards.

Border inspections will still continue.