Impacts and Acceptability of an Integrated Payment System



Impacts and Acceptability of an Integrated Payment System

Authors

MELAND S, SINTEF, Norway

Description

The TRON project was running in the Norwegian town of Trondheim from March to October 1996, and was part of the EU-sponsored research project CONCERT (DG VII and DG XIII). The population in Trondheim is familiar with electronic tolling, as the Trondheim t

Abstract

The TRON project was running in the Norwegian town of Trondheim from March to October 1996, and was part of the EU-sponsored research project CONCERT (DG VII and DG XIII). The population in Trondheim is familiar with electronic tolling, as the Trondheim toll ring has been in operation since 1991 (Tretvik, 1992, Meland, 1995).

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 toil ring was implemented and evaluated. "IRON 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. This field trial had its main focus on achieving shifts in trip timing to reduce congestion in peak periods (Tretvik, 1998).

Publisher

Association for European Transport