www.curacaoproject.eu                      CURACAO - coordination of urban road-user charging organisational issues                   Funded by the EU

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

Technology Used

The congestion tax system architecture consists of four principal components:
  • roadside equipment to collect passage information
  • pre-processors, to process the information from the control points and generate tax decisions
  • a business process platform, to book tax decisions, handle payments, reminders and reports
  • a web portal – with both a public website and an Intranet for the benefit of Customer Services and the National Tax Board.


Regarding road side equipment, the technical equipment at a control point is installed on three gantries above the carriageway and in a control cabinet at the side of the road. Columns are used instead of gantries at some control points. The first gantry is equipped with a ”Control Point” sign as well as a digital display indicating the tax charged at that particular time. Cameras installed on this gantry are used to photograph the rear number plates. The cameras used to photograph the front plates are mounted on the third gantry. Laser detectors and transceiver aerials for vehicle identification via the onboard unit are mounted on the middle gantry.