Nordic road charging cooperation

The European Union continues to put pressure on member states to introduce road user charging in order to implement the principles of "user pays" and "polluter pays". The Eurovignette collaboration of time-based charging for heavy goods vehicles will gradually disappear in the future, due to a will to introduce distance-based charging. However, distance-based charging has shown to be challenging, politically risky and relatively expensive. Therefore several distance-based charging projects have been postponed in Europe. The EU ambition of the interoperable European Electronic Toll Service has yet not been implemented. Current interoperability is made in small "islands" within or between neighbouring countries. EasyGo is a very good example where cross-border interoperability exists for DSRC-based road toll systems in the Nordic countries. The markets for road tolls are limited in the Nordic countries, making investments in technology and institutional preparations expensive. This study suggests that Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden create a common platform and a co-operation for "next generation road charging", i.e. making it possible to handle the existing road tolls, as well as future systems, using the same technology in all countries. Each country should still be able to make decisions about introduction, purpose, use and tariffs. However, together the countries can achieve cost efficient solutions that maximize the socio-economic benefits of road tolls, as well as making it easier and more secure for users. The platform should handle key issues as: - Privacy - Compliance and Enforcement - Security - System complexity, precision requirements and business rules - Roadside equipment - Operations model - Charging area - A "fall-back service provider"


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 16
  • Serial:
    • ARENA rapport
    • Issue Number: 2013:02
    • Publisher: NetPort Science Park, Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:24AM