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A lost compromise

A lost compromise

Prior to being scrapped, France’s Ecotax distance based truck toll was to be scaled back, reports Scott Wilson As previously reported, the French Government had been committed to implementing a distance/size based heavy goods vehicle charge on all national highways (this excludes the extensive private and public corporation owned toll motorway network), using GPS technology, […]

A long road ahead

A long road ahead

The Mayors’ Council outlines ambitious plans for regional transportation investments in Metro Vancouver Pricing is the primary tool used to allocate scare resources across the globe. As the number of vehicles using the roads increases, so does congestion, delay, and user dissatisfaction. Next year, residents in the Metro Vancouver area will be asked to vote […]

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The rise and rise of eRUC

New Zealand has operated a road user charging system since 1978 using mechanical hubodometers and paper based licences to charge per kilometre and tonne across the entire public road network. The charging regime applies to all heavy vehicles (over 3500kgs) and light vehicles powered by diesel and alternative fuels. Petrol powered light vehicles are taxed […]

Swings and roundabouts

Swings and roundabouts

The Danish Productivity Commission is getting behind road pricing, but it can’t stop politicians from rejecting it, reports Scott Wilson Denmark is getting to be a little more like the Netherlands when it comes to road pricing. The issue is regularly on the agenda, and swings from being promoted to being rejected on a regular […]

Road user charging and European borders

Road user charging and European borders

Belgium is adopting a distance based charge for HGVs across its entire road network. Wouter van Haaften looks at the challenges of such a unilateral approach From the first of January 2016 a Kilometre Charge in Belgium for all vehicles with a maximum mass of 3.5 tonnes or more will be introduced on all roads. […]