HELP Inc., provider of PrePass bypass service, has changed its name to PrePass Safety Alliance, the company announced last week. The new name “better reflects the core mission and structure of the non-profit public/private partnership,” the company said in a press release.
HELP Inc. was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, deriving its name from the acronym Heavy-vehicle Electronic License Plate, meant to describe the original transponders affixed to license plates on tractor-trailers used for weigh station bypasses then.
Today, PrePass Safety Alliance is comprised of member jurisdictions and governed by a board of directors made up equally of public sector and industry representatives, the company says. The representatives provide oversight and strategic direction for the PrePass program and related safety services.
The new name applies to PrePass Safety Alliance only. The PrePass family of products and services, including the PrePass electronic bypass program and transponder, the PrePass Plus toll payment service, PrePass Motion bypass app, PrePass Alerts, PrePass ELD and the Inform suite of products will retain their individual names and logos.