July 28, 2023 3 min read

Electronic tickets have revolutionized the way material suppliers, contractors, and state officials operate by reducing paper tickets, eliminating lost and damaged tickets, and capturing data for future analysis. This innovative technology has significantly improved productivity and efficiency in various industries.

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Why are paper tickets being reduced?

Paper tickets have long been the traditional method of tracking materials and services in construction projects. However, they are prone to getting lost, damaged, or misplaced, causing delays and disputes. With electronic tickets, all the necessary information is stored digitally, eliminating the need for physical paper tickets.

How do electronic tickets eliminate lost and damaged tickets?

Electronic tickets are stored securely in a digital format, reducing the risk of loss or damage. They can be easily accessed and retrieved whenever needed, ensuring that important information is always available. This eliminates the frustration and inconvenience caused by misplaced or destroyed paper tickets.

What are the benefits of capturing data for future analysis?

One of the key advantages of electronic tickets is the ability to capture and store data for future analysis. This data can provide valuable insights into project performance, material usage, and resource allocation. By analyzing this data, material suppliers, contractors, and state officials can make informed decisions, identify areas for improvement, and optimize their operations.

How do electronic tickets improve productivity?

Electronic tickets streamline the data processing and analysis workflow, leading to increased productivity. Material suppliers can generate accurate and detailed reports more efficiently, reducing the time spent on manual paperwork. Contractors can easily track and manage their material inventory, ensuring timely delivery and minimizing delays. State officials can quickly review and approve tickets, facilitating faster billing and payment processes.

ILS' e-ticketing program is at the forefront of this technological advancement. Initially focusing on the aggregates industry, it aims to expand to asphalt and concrete projects in the future. By embracing electronic tickets, these industries can enhance their productivity, efficiency, and overall performance. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has implemented an e-Ticketing Project, which will become mandatory in 2024 for all aggregates, asphalt and concrete producers who supply material for PennDOT projects. E-Ticketing is a system by which scale transaction data will be automatically provided to the Department at time of ticketing, alerting jobsite forepersons or inspectors of incoming loads. In addition to reducing or eliminating paper tickets, e-Ticketing enhances data collection, reduces processing time for quality assurance and payment, and allows for better data archiving for future reference. That translates into improved design, construction, maintenance, and operations.

Interface Logic Systems has introduced PennDOT e-Ticketing integration to ILS ScaleQ Scale Management Systems and is in the process of deploying this for ILS client pilot projects, which are currently underway. During this initial start-up period PennDOT has agreed to reimburse approved suppliers on pilot projects for the cost of integrating their systems with the e-Ticket system. ILS urges of our aggregates and asphalt clients who provide material for PennDOT projects to take advantage of this opportunity to get onboard early at a discounted cost.

PennDOT suppliers who are using systems which do not currently provide e-Ticket integration are welcome to contact Interface Logic Systems to explore migration to ILS ScaleQ or to consult with our development team to research custom e-Ticket integration of your existing scale system.

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