"The role of the Commission in advancing the road pricing agenda cannot be underestimated", T&E Director Jos Dings stated at the Conference on fair and efficient road pricing organised by the European Commission on 5 Dec:
Road pricing is progressing because the list of its advantages is impressive. No wonder ever more countries in Europe are choosing for road user charging, and we are having a conference about its future.
In his speech, Dings challenged two key assumptions often made in this debate, the assumptions that (1) we need to push road charging because we need more money for new infrastructure, and (2) we should only charge for infrastructure and external costs.
Read the points he made in the attached speech.