In order to assess all aspects of the feasibility of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), the Hong Kong government engaged Transpotech to carry out a two year pilot stage project with the following objectives: 1) to demonstrate the technical viability of ERP by supplying a fully functional subset of the equipment that would be needed for a full system; 2) to estimate all the effects of road pricing on the community, and to evaluate fully the impacts that a viable system would have: 3) to investigate, report and advise on all accounting, administrative and legislative aspects of introducing a full road pricing system; and 4) to provide reports of sufficient detail to facilitate the progression to the implementation of a full system. A full subset of the road system engineering components of a road pricing system has been supplied by Plessey Controls Limited and is currently fully operational on site in the central area of Hong Kong. Evaluation of the system has shown that there are no technological barriers to the introduction of ERP in Hong Kong. The MVA Consultancy has conducted a major transportation study to assess the effects of road pricing in Hong Kong. The results have shown that a full system in Hong Kong would be extremely efficient and cost-effective, and a number of viable schemes have been presented. For the covering abstract of the seminar see IRRD 286719. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transport Policy. Proceedings of Seminar K held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 15-18 July 1985, Volume P267.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    110 Strand
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Clancy, M J
    • Dawson, JAL
    • Catling, I
    • Turner, J D
    • Harrison, W J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 149-162

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  • Accession Number: 00457334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM