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Road pricing strategist
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New York's latest interest in congestion pricing
Some might say it took long enough, but for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo it might just be in the nick of time as he is reported in the New York Times as saying that " Congestion pricing is an idea whose time has come". Well I'd say its time had come years...
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Update on Germany's heavy (and light) vehicle charging systems
On 1 January 2005, Germany introduced the world's first full GNSS based road user charging system, applying only to trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 12 tonnes and above. Unlike the Swiss system (LSVA), which used GNSS technology to supplement t...
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Congestion pricing for Delhi?
Delhi's congestion is chronic, as incomes have risen, car ownership has risen and by no means has Delhi been able to increase road capacity to meet this demand.   Neither TomTom nor Inrix has data for congestion in Delhi, but the Centre for Science and Envi...
Congestion pricing for Delhi?
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How should the UK Government reform the HGV levy?
In January 2018, the UK Government consulted on how it could reform it's heavy goods vehicle vignette scheme, also known as the HGV Levy.  The HGV Levy charges all trucks 12 tonnes and above for using any public roads in the UK, based on either one day, one...
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Did London's congestion charge increase pollution?
There has been some news coverage today of a presentation at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference from , Professor John Heywood, Dr Maria Navarro and Professor Colin Green (Lancaster University, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and the Norwegian...
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Grattan Institute proposes Sydney and Melbourne congestion charge cordons
Across some of the Australian media is the release of a report from the Grattan Institute (a public policy thinktank) report titled "Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne" (PDF) by Marion Terrill.  It needs a rethink. It reports what tho...
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Connecticut shows what not to do
Connecticut could almost be a case study in what not to do when investigating whether and how to transition from fuel taxes to road user charging.   I wrote about it in August last year, and it shows just what goes wrong when a half-hearted effort is undert...
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London Assembly calls for congestion charge reform
The Greater London Assembly Transport Committee has released a report calling for both short term and long term measures to reform London's congestion charge, coming to the solid conclusion that the charge in its current form is not "fit for purpose".  The ...
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Australia's Federal Government advances road pricing: Part One Heavy Vehicle Charging
Australia has for years been studying road user charging, but in the past year has been committed to what it calls " Heavy Vehicle Road Reform " which is about not just changing how heavy vehicles (both trucks and buses) are charged, but also how those char...
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Temporary stoppage
Apologies for the lack of posts, I wont be posting on this blog for the rest of September either, due to the unexpected passing of my Mum. I will advise on my twitter account @roadpricing when service resumes.
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