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European Project for Toll Effects and Pricing Strategies

Objective

1. General:
- Transport system more efficient (all modes):
Eurotoll concerns the whole transport system, because of the important part of road transport within all transport modes (70-80%) and pricing of infrastructure use which can influence transport costs and modal split. The urban context is multimodal (passengers only).
- Increase in safety
- Environment friendly and sustainable mobility:
One of the core objectives of Eurotoll is to assess the potential of toll in sustainable mobility and to identify 'essential' road users .
- Interconnection and interoperability:
Though an important issue of toll systems, this is only dealt with partly in Eurotoll. However, project liaisons with Telematics Applications projects will be established.
- Individual transport mode efficiency:
The road system efficiency could be significantly improved through pricing strategies.
- Cooperation between different transport modes:
Especially in the urban context, the user acceptance of road pricing requires an improvement of the whole transport system.
- Infrastructure improvement & integration in the existing environment
- Decision support material:
Results of case studies and tools will be available to support decision makers.

2. Specific objectives:
- Road pricing and tolling mechanisms
- Toll as a financial leverage tool
- Road demand characteristics and potential for substitution
- Typology of road network and traffic context
- Strategies for demand and traffic management
- Overall socio-economic balance of TDM strategies
- Assessment of the 'essential road users' concept
- Models for the assessment of short-term TDM strategies
- Issues and policy options regarding road pricing.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:

In the Road sector there are references to the PRIVILEGE project; in Strategic research (area 1.2 ), with the projects PETS, QUITS and TRENEN II. For exchange of information a Joint Scientific Committee has been established. With respect to Urban transport research, there are links with area 5.4. There is a policy link with the Green Paper on Fair and Efficient Pricing in Transport.

Case studies

Altogether 13 case studies in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Greece and Portugal with a gamut of different objectives to be pursued.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INGÉNIERIE DES SYSTÈMES D'INFORMATION ET DE SÉCURITÉ S.A.
Address
Rue Des Cuirassiers, 4
69428 Lyon
France

Participants (7)

CONCESSIONI E COSTRUZIONI AUTOSTRADE S.P.A.
Italy
Address

50100 Firenze
HEUSCH/BOESEFELDT GMBH
Germany
Address
Liebigstrasse, 20
52070 Aachen
Independent
Austria
Address
Argentinierstrasse, 21
1040 Wien
LABORATOIRE D'ECONOMIE DES TRANSPORTS
France
Address
Avenue Berthelot, 14
69363 Lyon
SERVICE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DES ROUTES ET AUTOROUTES (SETRA)
France
Address
Avenue Aristide Briand, 46
92223 Bagneux
TRANSPORT RESEARCH FOUNDATION T/A TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG11 6AU Crowthorne
TRENDS RESEARCH N.P.C.
Greece
Address
Kondylaki Str 9
11141 Athens