Bloom to Maneuver: a Blossoming Tolling Sector

This article gives an overview of the Australian toll road sector. Sydney was the first city to initiate a toll road program, beginning with the Sydney Harbor Bridge in 1933. With the M4, the M5, the Sydney Harbor Tunnel, as well as other toll roads, an orbital toll road network has been established in Sydney, providing motorists a more efficient way to navigate around Sydney’s urban area. A public private partnership (PPP) approach implemented through government initiatives has produced an efficient way to travel around Sydney. Interoperable electronic tags have been implemented, allowing benefits to both travelers and operators. The article describes the CityLink project in Melbourne, which in 2000, was the first fully free-flow electronic toll road in the world, with gantry transactions taking place mid-block. Also mentioned is the EastLink project, a 40km north-south toll road that will run through the eastern portion of Melbourne. Additional toll road activity described for the Brisbane and South East Queensland area, with the Gateway Bridge having been in operation as a toll bridge since 1986. The article concludes with a look at the North South Bypass Tunnels project. Scheduled for completion in 2009, the road will feature a fully electronic tolling system that is once again interoperable with other toll roads in Australia.


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  • Accession Number: 01044831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2007 1:49PM