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Road User Charging in the UK. How will the technology evolve over the next 10 years to meet the future challenges of Nationwide charging schemes

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Phil BlytheORCiD, Dr Alan Tully


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This paper reviews and comment on the current issues of road-use charging in the UK from 2 perspectives, the technical and the political. The paper concludes that the lack of appropriate technology will not be the constraint in implementing road-use charging in the near future in the UK, however new technologies that are currently being researched should not be excluded as possible future solutions for charging. However the now up and running local authority schemes in London and Durham, the on-going National Trials in Leeds, the policy of introducing distance-based charging for HGV’s and the Commission for Integrated Transport’s proposal to have distance-charging black-boxes in all UK registered vehicles suggests certain policy divergence which may be difficult to ‘sell’ to the public.

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Author(s): Blythe PT, Tully A, Knight P, Walker J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 11th World Congress on ITS

Year of Conference: 2004