|Registration and Coffee
||Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
||CASE STUDY: Road Pricing in a Sparsely Inhabited Country - Finland
• Finnish perspective on road charging
• How to motivate road charging without congestion?
• How to motivate HGV tolling without transit traffic?
• Is fairness adequate motive for km-charging?
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Tuomo Suvanto, Senior Adviser
|CASE STUDY: Lorry Road Pricing In Denmark - Goals, Scheme Design and Business Model
• What are the political goals for the Danish Lorry Road Pricing programme?
• What will the overall design of the tax be (taxable vehicles, tariffs, road network etc)?
• What business model and processes will be put in place to deliver the service?
• What is the progress and lessons learned so far of the programme and future time line?
Danish Ministry of Taxation, Klaus Ø. Jensen, Head of the Danish Lorry Road Pricing Programme
||Morning Coffee Break
||Road User Charging: an Essential Demand Management Tool
• Planning for the longer term
• Is RUC primarily an infrastructure funding source or an essential tool in delivering safer, efficient and more sustainable mobility for all users of the strategic road network?
ARUP, John Davis, Associate
||Recent Developments in the Financing of EU Transport Infrastructure
• Existing EU funding instruments (European Commission and EIB)
• Recent developments (New TEN-T guidelines, Connecting Europe Facility, Project Bonds)
• The challenges ahead
EIB, Patrick Boeuf, Head of Roads Division, Projects Directorate
|Becoming an EETS Service Provider
• Step by step advice
• The business plan
• The rules and legislation
• The certifications
Egis Projects, Pascal Lemonnier, Business Development Manager
|An On Board Unit Platform for the European Electronic Tolling Service
• Hybrid OBU: DSRC and GNSS approach for the deployment in France in 2013
• France as a big step towards EETS
• Advantages of this new hybrid OBU in France
• Possible tolling scenarios based on the new hybrid OBU
Siemens, Dr Peter Tschulik, Product Management Electronic Tolling
|Afternoon Coffee Break
||Road User Charging – Making it Work in Singapore
Road User Charging (RUC) in Singapore was first introduced in 1975, starting with a manual scheme. An electronic version based on a DSRC system replaced this in 1998, and this allowed more flexible pricing schemes. This case study shows the need for RUC and benefits from the more flexible pricing scheme but also the issues associated with it. A next generation RUC system based on GNSS technology is being studied and can potentially deal with some of the issues, but ultimately a RUC scheme can only be part of an overall transport strategy to manage transport needs.
Land Transport Authority, Dr Kian-Keong Chin, Group Director
||How are Public Attitudes to Congestion Charges Formed and How Can They be Influenced?
• Results from a survey of 4,500 Europeans in three cities
• How attitudes to congestion charging are formed through a combination of self-interest, collective
opinion forming, and political frame of thought
• The effects of hypothecation of revenues and attitudes to fairness
Royal Institute of Technology, Carl J Hamilton, Researcher and Consultant
|| Chairperson’s Closing Remarks
|| Close of Conference