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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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Australian Federal and State Government Ministers reconfirm commitment to heavy vehicle charging reform
Australia has a Federal system of Government, with fuel tax only collected at the Commonwealth (Federal) level, but registration fees collected by the States.  Transport policy between Commonwealth and State level has some co-ordination through the Transpor...

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Mayor of London proposals on emissions charging resemble expansion of congestion charge
London's new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, was elected on 9 May and although his manifesto showed no interest in changing the congestion charge, he has made one of his top priorities addressing air quality in the city.  The Transport for London website claims that Lon...

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Connecticut a public relations nightmare on exploring road user charging
As I wrote last week, the FAST Act is providing Federal funding for states in the USA to pursue road user charging pilots.  Connecticut is one of four states in the I-95 Coalition (which comprises the states through which Interstate 95 passes) bidding for s...

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Australian toll road lawsuit successful
Some time ago I wrote about the Clem 7 toll road in Brisbane, Australia.  It provides a north-south tunnelled bypass of the Story Bridge and other roads approaching downtown Brisbane from the south and east. It is a PPP toll road that went bankrupt as the d...

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FAST Act funding assisting US states to develop road charging pilots
It has been remiss of me not to explain to those outside the USA what is the most groundbreaking initiative on road pricing at the Federal level that I am aware of. Perhaps the most interesting transport policy development at the Federal  level in the Unite...

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Germany's proposed introduction of road user charging for cars
Germany has had a distance-based road pricing scheme for heavy goods vehicles 12 tonne and over since 2005, initially for the autobahns, which has been expanded in scope to include vehicles down to 7.5 tonnes since 1 October 2015 and increasingly Federal hi...

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Auckland road pricing should be full network charging says report
I've written about Auckland plenty of times, not least because I am originally from New Zealand. (NZ)  There have been two major discussions about road pricing in Auckland in the past 12 years, the third has now come from the i nterim report of the Auckland...
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