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Road Pricing Context

OBJECTIVES

SCHEME DESIGN

TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Prediction

PREDICTION

TRAFFIC EFFECTS

ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMY

EQUITY

Appraisal

APPRAISAL

Decision Making

ACCEPTABILITY

TRANSFERABILITY

Implementation and Evaluation

EVALUATION

IMPLEMENTATION

Case Studies

Bergen

Bologna

Bristol

Cambridge

Durham

Dutch National Case

Edinburgh

London

Manchester

Milan

Nord-Jaeren

Oslo

Rome

Stockholm

The Hague

Trondheim



Urban Road User Charging Online Knowledge Base

Scheme Design

The toll system of the Nord-Jæren package has a regional profile in the sense that the toll plazas are dispersed over the entire region. The initially 17 plazas were placed on the major roads in the region on the borders of the municipalities. One goal was that within all municipalities no one should pay to get to the centre of the municipality. The location of the toll plazas was not watertight. In some places it was possible to make detours to avoid the toll. To cope with this, some new plazas were established. Currently, 21 toll plazas are in operation. All toll plazas are fully automated with the use of the Auto-PASS system. Initially fares were differentiated, but since 2005 toll must be paid 24 hours a day all year round including weekends and holidays. Drivers are only charged for one trip per hour and there is a maximum payment of 75 trips per month for users of the Auto-Pass system.

The toll system of the Nord-Jæren package has a regional profile in the sense that the toll plazas are dispersed over the entire region. The initially 17 plazas were placed on the major roads in the region on the borders of the municipalities. One goal was that within all municipalities no one should pay to get to the centre of the municipality. The location of the toll plazas was not watertight. In some places it was possible to make detours to avoid the toll. To cope with this, some new plazas were established. Currently, 21 toll plazas are in operation.

All toll plazas are fully automated with the use of the Auto-PASS system. Initially fares were differentiated, but since 2005 toll must be paid 24 hours a day all year round including weekends and holidays. Drivers are only charged for one trip per hour and there is a maximum payment of 75 trips per month for users of the Auto-Pass system.

The fee is collected from all vehicles with the following exceptions:

  • buses in regular routes
  • emergency vehicles
  • motorcycles and mopeds
  • electric operated vehicles
  • people with a disability parking permit (must apply)
  • Tractors and farm vehicles
  • Trips from own house to municipality centre