Benefit

In Europe, ITS evaluation reports show that electronic toll collection can decrease traffic volumes by up to 17 percent.


1994-1998
Europe


Summary Information

This report summarizes the evaluation results for many ITS projects implemented in Europe between 1994 and 1998. The report describes the benefits with few details of the implementations or the context of the results; however, it references many different projects by name, and evaluation reports for each can be found elsewhere on the Telematics Application Programme -Transport Sector web page (see source reference information contained in the Source box).

RESULTS

An impact analysis of electronic toll collection in urban areas was conducted.
  • This analysis found up to a 17 percent reduction in traffic due to a road-pricing scheme.
  • Most of the population expressed opposition to road pricing schemes, but if the programs were accompanied by reductions in vehicle and fuel taxes, acceptability rises to 61 percent.

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Source

Telematics Applications Programme - Transport Areas' Results (4th Funding Programme)

Published By: Cordis Transport Sector of the Telematics Applications Programme, 4th Framework Programme for RTD&D

Source Date: 1994-1998

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/telematics/tap_transport/research/10.html

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Benefit ID: 2007-00388