MELBOURNE CITY LINK - FINDINGS AND BENEFITS OF THE PRELIMINARY SITE TEST

The Melbourne City Link (MCL) is a metropolitan freeway being built by Transurban City Link. This freeway will strategically integrate and upgrade a significant part of Melbourne's road transport network. Once completed, the MCL will make a significant contribution to the efficiency of the economic infrastructure and competitiveness of the State of Victoria. The MCL Project is a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) Project. Funding is 100% private and is based on a "user pays" approach by tolling vehicles using the MCL. The levying of toll will be carried out automatically using an Electronic Tolling System, supplied by TransLink Systems, the turn-key System Integrator. TransLink Systems is a Joint Venture company owned 50% by Transroute International of France and 50% by Transfield Pty Ltd of Australia. Successful design and implementation of the Electronic Tolling System and its acceptance by the final users are key conditions to ensure that the anticipated financial returns are realised. Therefore a preliminary on-site assessment of the Electronic Tolling System and feedback on the policies and methods planned for operational implementation are of prime importance. The Preliminary Site Test, described below, aims to achieve these objectives. TransLink Systems has the responsibility of the technical objectives and Transurban has the responsibility of the public affairs and marketing objectives. TransLink Operations, also a Joint Venture company owned 50% by Transroute International of France and 50% by Transfield Pty Ltd of Australia, has the responsibility of the operation objectives. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.

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  • Accession Number: 00780811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM