As highways, crossing points, and urban streets become increasingly jammed with traffic, more and more roadway authorities are turning to electronic tolling and pricing to manage traffic and road usage. This authoritative book offers professionals expert guidance in planning, procuring, and operating electronic tolling and road-user charging systems. It cuts through a seemingly confusing array of technology solutions so analysts and engineers can match the right technology to policy. Moreover, the book clearly explains pricing and traffic management principles so planners can easily establish and change policies and pricing schemes. This practical volume focuses on established and emerging technologies used in charging, enforcement, and classifying vehicles, and it comprehensively covers privacy, legal, trade, and other regulatory issues. The book presents case studies from around the world that detail best practices for pricing, managing traffic demand, and developing local, regional, and cross-border pricing and tolling policies.
About the Author
Andrew T.W. Pickford is principal of Transport Technology Consultants, located in Cambridge, U.K. He is a member of the IEE Professional Network for Automotive and Road Transport Systems. Mr. Pickford holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Bristol and an M.B.A. from the Warwick Business School. Phil Blythe is a professor of intelligent transport systems and director of the Transport Operations Research Group, School of Civil Engineering and Geoscience, University of Newcastle. He is the chairman of the IEE Transport Sector Panel and a chartered engineer. Mr. Blythe earned a B.Sc. with honors in electrical and electronics engineering from Northumbria University.
Table of Contents
Introduction. History of Tolling and Road Pricing. How to Charge for Road Use. Technology Options for Charging. Technology Options for Enforcement. Technology Options for Vehicle Classification. Back Office. Regulatory Environment. Assembling the Pieces. Case Studies. The Future. Further Reading. Glossary and Acronyms.