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Road User Charging and Electronic Toll Collection

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Serving as a road map to today’s technologies, systems, regulatory issues, and pricing schemes for electronic toll collection and road-user charging, this authoritative book helps professionals cut through the maze of available solutions and design options, so they can match the right technology to their policy needs. A valuable resource for government officials, industry staff and students, this practical resource presents: • Pricing and traffic management principles that easily establish and evolve policies and pricing schemes; • Easy-to-follow end-to-end steps in system planning, technology selection, procurement and operations; • Ways to implement an effective enforcement regime, while obeying laws on user privacy and balancing costs with returns; • Guidance on the charging process and technologies, vehicle classification, standards and regulatory environments, and back-office operations; • Case studies and best practice examples from around the world showing successful local, regional, and cross-border policies for tolling, road use pricing and traffic demand management; • Identifying and examining new technologies, policies and trends that may have an impact on the design of future generations of electronic tolling and road user charging schemes..

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Author(s): Pickford ATW, Blythe PT

Series Editor(s): Dr John Walker

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Artech House, ITS Series

Year: 2006

Number of Pages: 357

Publisher: Artech House

Place Published: Boston

Notes: The book is the first of its kind to provide a full guide as to how to design a future road user charging or electronic toll collection system. It is used extensively by practitioners and government and is also a significant academic reference book, for transporotation and ITS courses around the world.

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ISBN: 9781580538589