The First Experience of ETC Usage in the Silesian Region

Silesian industrial region is one of the most developed areas of Poland. The main power of the coal, metallurgy, machinery, car-building and other industries is concentrated in this region. Obviously, the transport problems of the region are key issues, since delivery of raw material and finished products is conducted from the region to many European countries. Beginning 1st of July 2011 Poland is, step by step, entering the system of electronic record–keeping for the payment of the transport tax. For this purpose, the vignette system is replaced with the ETC (Electronic toll collection) system and, in particular, with the viaTOLL. Questions relating the implementation problems of this system are being considered. The stages of its implementation are also being studied. Since the Silesian region, in the matter of system implementation, is the leading region in Poland, it is already possible to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the system. The impact of tax policy on the environment is also considered. The feasibility of car parks update is being discussed on an example of a specific transport company. Also, a comparison with German and Benelix countries experience is carried out.


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  • Accession Number: 01608336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789536272501
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2016 2:17PM