Road Pricing

Toll roads are an example of road pricing. Road usage is charged directly and may include congestion charges – where fees are higher during periods of high demand.

Kilometer Tax – Netherlands

Althoughnot yet a formal rule, the Dutch government's efforts and investigation to dramatically change its transportation funding scheme is a good example of what a Government can and should do. A potentially revolutionary, good idea was formulated, the idea was deemed interesting by the government, a plan to implement the idea was developed, and the goverment has committed the resources to put the good idea into practice. The plan recently approved by the Dutch government calls for a projected 10 million cars, trucks and motorcycles to be equipped with wireless tracking devices by 2006. The idea is to charge drivers on a per kilometer basis and revamp the way up to $6 billion in road and vehicle taxes are collected.… Read More

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