Demonstration of Experimental Urban Transport Pricing Measures at Pan-European Level: the TRANSPRICE Project



Demonstration of Experimental Urban Transport Pricing Measures at Pan-European Level: the TRANSPRICE Project

Authors

HEYWOOD R J, Leeds City Council, VOUGIOUKAS M, EuroTRANS Consulting, UK

Description

The TransPrlce project addresses the issue of integrated trans modal urban transport pricing as a tool towards achieving optimum modal split in urban areas at a pan-European level. It addresses task 5.4/24 in the Transport RTD Programme of the European Un

Abstract

The TransPrlce project addresses the issue of integrated trans modal urban transport pricing as a tool towards achieving optimum modal split in urban areas at a pan-European level. It addresses task 5.4/24 in the Transport RTD Programme of the European Union DGVII - Pricing and Financing Section. The project commenced in January 1996 with a three year programme and involves analysis and evaluation for eight urban sites with differing characteristics in seven EU member states as shown in Figure 1. The consortium assembled to undertake the project has 8 main partners and 10 associate partners from 9 member states.

The cities involved can be sub-divided into five (Athens, Como, Leeds Madrid and York) where demonstrations of experimental pricing measures by field trial or initial limited application oftecimology or systems, as well as analysis and evaluation of results, will take place and three feasibility sites focusing on analysis and evaluation only (Goteborg, Helsinki and G-raz). Two further cities - Sofia and Budapest are designated as dissemination sites.

The paper will summarise the work undertaken to date, including a review of options and issues relating to pricing policies the modelling tasks undertaken in all eight cities including a common SP survey to determine up to date values of time and the development of common, multi-criteria evaluation procedures.

The paper will then describe and report the initial results, where available, from the experiments in the five demonstration cities named above.The final part of the paper will briefly outline the remaining areas of work in the TransPrice project.

Publisher

Association for European Transport