Road Charging

September 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p15
Trade Publication
This article reports that eight cities across Europe have accepted the road-user charging challenge in a project, funded by the European Commission, which was launched in 2000 in Bristol, England. Rome, Trondheim, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Genoa, Gothenburg and Helsinki, together with the project coordinator, Bristol, will spend the next four years developing and implementing a range of road pricing concepts and technologies. The partners will work closely with a number of key groups, namely transport authorities, public transport operators and research institutes and consultancies, in their aim to develop and assess the political, economic and social framework required for implementing urban transport pricing. A number of the test sites will look specifically at aligning road pricing tariff structures and payment methods with those of public transport and parking, in a bid to achieve a more realistic distribution of external costs.


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