Thursday 14 January 2016

Change is coming

Happy New Year everyone.

It's been a couple of months since I posted here, because I've been pursuing some possible changes to this blog.

2016 will bring a new partnership and a lot of regular new content, with the intention being to have at least weekly content from the 1st of February, with new directories of content and regular updates from what is happening all over the world.

In the past year there have been great leaps forward made in the United States, particularly in piloting and examining alternatives to fuel tax, from distance based charging to maximising the scope of tolls.  Both heavy and light vehicle charging are expanding in Europe, and in Australia serious steps are being taken to look at transitioning away from ownership and fuel taxes to distance/weight based charging.

In Indonesia and China, particularly Hong Kong, congestion charging looks like establishing itself to address chronically severe congestion and help alleviate poor air quality.

There are no websites with consistent regular up-to-date information from all around the world about the economics, politics, policy and technical challenges about direct charging for road use.  This blog intends to become the world's leading resource for road pricing, road user charging, urban congestion charging and innovations in tolling.

Watch this space.