A revised French road tolling scheme covering parts of the currently free-to-use trunk road network is to be introduced early next year – targeting international hauliers transiting the country. The original Ecotaxe was intended to cover 15,000km of non-motorway national roads, which are heavily used by freight traffic that is priced off the toll motorway network (peage) by the high costs. According to AS24, the fuel card company that is also one of six companies planning to supply the GPS […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the terms of reference for its study into the future funding of England’s roads, which could pave the way for road tolling. In the spring (CM 22 March) David Cameron, the prime minister, set out his vision for the strategic road network, which included exploring whether it could be sold off along the lines of the privatisation of the UK’s utilities. The DfT, which is undertaking the study with the Treasury, has now […]
The French government has confirmed plans to introduce a revised tolling scheme for heavy goods vehicles from the beginning of next year.
France’s plan to swap the failed Ecotaxe road user charging system with a new Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax early next year have been scrapped indefinitely.