Moving from conventional tolling installations to open road tolling

Moving from conventional tolling installations to open road tolling

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The tendency today is clear: to move from traditional single-lane, barrier controlled toll collection systems to multi-lane free-flow tolling (Open Road Tolling, ORT). The consequences of this transition are substantial: better and more efficient solutions in terms of increased traffic throughput, reduced number of traffic incidents and fewer disturbances to the customers. Another important advantage is the fact that ORT will significantly contribute to reduced pollution and fuel wastage from vehicles queueing at toll booths. However, certain issues and design features need careful attention and discussions in the early design stages in order to enable the full potentials of the ORT concept without creating negative impacts that could potentially overshadow the benefits.

Chapter Contents:

  • 15.1 Introduction – new challenges
  • 15.2 Unobtrusive toll plazas
  • 15.3 Vehicle detection
  • 15.4 Vehicle classification
  • 15.4.1 Direct measurement classification methods
  • 15.4.2 Declared class classification methods
  • 15.4.3 Summary
  • 15.5 Vehicle/vehicle owner identification
  • 15.6 Enforcement
  • 15.7 Legal issues
  • 15.8 Changes in payment process and payment products
  • 15.9 Impact on system design
  • 15.9.1 Introduction
  • 15.9.2 Asynchronous reception of passage and payment data – individual accounts
  • 15.9.3 Data storage capacity
  • 15.9.4 Monitoring of system performance
  • 15.10 Changes to the operational organisation
  • 15.10.1 Customer support
  • 15.10.2 Transaction control
  • 15.10.3 Money management
  • 15.10.4 Summary
  • 15.11 Road works/civil works
  • 15.12 Conclusion

Inspec keywords: road pricing (tolls); road traffic

Other keywords: ORT; tolling installations; multilane free-flow tolling; open road tolling

Subjects: Systems theory applications in transportation; Systems theory applications in economics and business

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