Tolling of Urban and Inter-urban Road Infrastructure - What Offers the Future?



Tolling of Urban and Inter-urban Road Infrastructure - What Offers the Future?

Authors

ODECK J and BEKKEN J-T, Public Roads Administration and BRATHEN S, Molde College, Norway

Description

Abstract: The primary objective of this paper is to investigate what the future offers with respect to toll financing of infrastructure projects, based on Norwegian experiences. Specifically, we: (1) address the success of the Norwegian toll systems by lo

Abstract

Abstract: The primary objective of this paper is to investigate what the future offers with respect to toll financing of infrastructure projects, based on Norwegian experiences. Specifically, we: (1) address the success of the Norwegian toll systems by looking at the organisational and the decision making framework; (2) examine users attitudes towards the tolls and factors determining them; (3) investigate the potentials of transforming the cordon tolls in urban areas into congestion oriented schemes, and (4) the potentials of Public Private Partnership in the Norwegian Transport sector. It is found that although the toll financing of Norwegian road projects has been successful, there is still room for improvements while adapting to the ever- changing environment in which transport planning takes place.

Publisher

Association for European Transport