Developing the road-pricing market

The growing case for using road pricing to address congestion and environmental issues has been demonstrated in the UK by two recent reports by Lord Stern (climate change) and Sir Rod Eddington (transport role's in sustaining the UK's productivity and competitiveness). The influence of fuel taxes on vehicle use is outlined and the need for new systems to manage traffic congestion is considered. The case for implementing road pricing is discussed in the context of the economy, population mobility, foreign vehicles, sustainability, political goals, public and media acceptance, and the UK service industry. For the financial success of a tolling scheme, it is important to have a high take-up of electronic fee collection by vehicle users using tolling-compatible units. The Malaysian 'Touch 'n Go' electronic fee collection and the German truck tolling system are outlined. (A)

  • Authors:
    • WOODWARD, T
    • MORTIMER, K
  • Publication Date: 2007-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:47PM