ROAD PRICING IN URBAN AREAS - THE MOBILPASS FIELD TRIAL

This paper considers the social benefits that might arise from road pricing by reference to Stuttgart's MobilPASS field trial. Roadside debiting stations have been installed in the three main access roads from the south of Stuttgart and information is collected on any evasive action taken in response to various road pricing regimes. Participants are issued with a prepaid smart card (MobilPASS) which can pay for either public transport or road tolls. The trial is examining a) the price flexibility of drivers with regard to modal split, time shift, choice of route, reduction in trips or other evasive action, b) data protection and c) acceptance. Some early results of the trial are presented. Views on the level of tolls are reported. There was some evidence of a shift to public transport at weekends. For the covering abstract see IRRD 882109.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 369-76

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-947719-74-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM