SOME ASPECTS OF TOLL SYSTEMS FOR MAJOR BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

The concept of toll financing and the objectives of toll collection are briefly examined, and the plaza layout of toll facilities is described. The Holland Tunnel plaza and the George Washington plaza are described, and recommendations are made concerning toll lane dimensions and surveillance and toll booth location. Comments are made on registration and recording equipment. Systems that may be in use in the future are briefly reviewed. These include the magnetic card system, and the free flow system in which vehicles can pass through a toll plaza without stopping or reducing speed; such systems will depend on automatic vehicle identification.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Seminar W (Road Design 2: Specialist Topics) of the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, Warwick University, England, 8-12 July 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CULVERWELL, D R
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00096304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTRC/P/109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM