Testing a Policy of Congestion Charging on Trondheim Toll Ring Motorists



Testing a Policy of Congestion Charging on Trondheim Toll Ring Motorists

Authors

TRETVIK T, SINTEF Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norway

Description

In Trondheim, Norway the population is familiar with electronic tolling and is used to being charged for road use. The Trondheim urban toll ring has been in operation since 1991 (Tretvik, 1992, Meland, 1995). Against this background the field trial TRON 2

Abstract

In Trondheim, Norway the population is familiar with electronic tolling and is used to being charged for road use. The Trondheim urban toll ring has been in operation since 1991 (Tretvik, 1992, Meland, 1995). Against this background the field trial TRON 2 with its main focus on achieving shifts in trip timing to reduce congestion in peak periods was implemented. The trials formed part of the EU-sponsored CONCERT Project (DG VII and DG XID).

The CONCERT Project for Trondheim has emerged from the functionality and technology of the existing toll ring, and has consisted of two main demonstrators. During 1996 the TRON Project for integrated payment for public transport, parking and crossing of the toll ring was implemented and evaluated (Meland, 1997). TRON utilised IC cards, electronic tags and centralised transport accounts. The road pricing demonstrator implemented during 1997 was in some ways an extension of TRON, and was thus named TRON 2.

Publisher

Association for European Transport