Road Pricing: Technologies, economics and acceptability

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  • Book title: Road Pricing: Technologies, economics and acceptability

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  • Year: 2018

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBTR0080

  • ISBN: 978-1-78561-205-3

  • Pagination: c.530pp

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Road pricing, i.e. systems charging drivers for using roads, is increasingly being used in both developed and developing countries: in the former to combat congestion and pollution, to compensate for falling revenues from fuel duty (“gas tax”), to improve the efficiency of the existing transport infrastructure, and to curb carbon emissions; in the latter, also to fund new transport projects. This book looks at examples around the world, the technologies implemented, how the pricing regimes have worked out and how successful the systems have been.

About the Editor

Dr John Walker is currently an independent consultant, following a 30-year career with Racal (now Thales) managing collaborative projects in artificial intelligence, software engineering, intelligent transport systems, traffic information broadcasting, and road pricing. His role at Thales as Chief Technical Consultant included business development and project management in road-pricing and ITS. John was an Expert Advisor to Transport for London in their Congestion Charging technology trials. He is a member of the Executive Team of the IET’s Automotive and Road Transport Technical and Professional Network, the editor of two related books, and is the editor-in-chief of the IET’s book series on Transportation.

Book readership

There are very few engineering-oriented books in this field, or books aimed at transport planners. This book aims to fill that gap - informing engineers and planners how to prepare for and implement road pricing schemes, which technologies to use, and which technologies are already in use successfully throughout the world. The book also aims to show politicians and policy advisors what has been successfully achieved and what is possible now and in the immediate future.

Book contents

This information is provisional and will be updated prior to publication

Chapter 1: Introduction to Road Pricing- John Walker, Andrew Pickford
Chapter 2: The Smeed Report at Fifty: Will road pricing always be ten years away?- Stephen Glaister
Chapter 3: Types of road pricing, and measuring scheme cost and performance- John Walker, Andrew Pickford
Chapter 4:We Can’t Get There from Here: Ecofiscal Policies to Address Traffic Congestion in Canadian Cities- Nancy Olewiler of Simon Fraser University
Chapter 5: The public acceptability of road pricing- a US case study- Lee Munnich, Frank Douma, Joe Loveland
Chapter 6: How Road Pricing was Implemented in Singapore, and Planned Technology Augmentations- Dr Kian Keong Chin
Chapter 7: Communication and governance challenges in Greater Manchester’s ‘congestion charge’ referendum- Graeme Sherriff
Chapter 8: Case Studies of Communication and Consultation Strategies for Road Pricing Schemes- Andrew Pickford, John Walker
Chapter 9: Road Pricing Standardisation- Jan Kersten, Jasja Tijink
Chapter 10: The European Electronic Toll Service, and the REETS project- Mike Hayward, Hubert Resch
Chapter 11: Standardisation and Implementation of ANPR – a practical guide- Peter Vermaat
Chapter 12: Engineering Interoperability in the US: Video Tolling & Multi-protocol Tags & Readers- JJ Eden
Chapter 13: London Congestion Charging- A Personal Account- Nick Patchett, Jeremy Evans
Chapter 14: The Swedish Congestion Charges- Lessons Learnt- Ida Kristoffersson, Maria Borjesson
Chapter 15: Moving from conventional tolling installations to Open Road Tolling- Bjarne Olav Tveit
Chapter 16: GNSS-Based Tolling: Standards and Implementations- Norbert Schindler, Erich Erker
Chapter 17: Hu-Go: the Hungarian distance based electronic toll system- Zoltan Varga
Chapter 18: West Coast Distance Charge Programs: An Open Market as the Gateway to Implementation in the United States- James M. Whitty
Chapter 19: Four Years of Milan’s road charge: effectiveness, acceptability and impacts- Paolo Beria, Luca Tosi, Davide Nuccio
Chapter 20: Optimising Use- Using incentives to address traffic congestion- Rob Mouris, Jorrit Nijhuis, Colin Black
Chapter 21: Summary and future prospects for road pricing: open research areas, future work, and conclusions- John Walker, Andrew Pickford
Chapter 22: Afterword- John Walker, Andrew Pickford

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