09/04/08 - A Price Worth Paying: Making Road Charging Work for Europe

On 9 April 2008, the Slovenian Presidency of the EU in cooperation with T&E, the European Federation for Transport and Environment, hosted a major international conference on the future of road charging in Europe. The discussion focussed on economic, technical and political aspects of road charging for HGVs and experiences in Europe, in the context of the preparation of a new EU legislative framework on fair and efficient pricing.

A Price Worth Paying: Making Road Charging Work for Europe


Seminar proceedings
T&E publication ‘A Price Worth Paying’
European Commission page: Internalisation of transport external costs
Forthcoming T&E conference ‘Towards implementation of truck charges in Catalonia and Spain’, Barcelona, 24-25 April 2008 www.eurovineta.es


IMPACT Handbook on external costs – Presentation by Huib van Essen, CE Delft

Benefits of external cost internalization - Presentation by Stephen Perkins, International Transport Forum

Implementation of road charging schemes - Presentation by Karel Feix, Kapsch TrafficCom Czech Republic

Enforcement of road charging and the EU legislative framework - Presentation by Jonas Sundberg, SWECO

How to arrive at a cost effective road charging system - Presentation by Andrea Felix, Rapp Trans

The Swiss experience - Presentation by Dr Christian Küng, Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland

The experience with motorway tolling in Germany - Presentation by Prof. Dr. Werner Rothengatter, IWW, University of Karlsruhe

French HGV tolling projects on the national free road network - Presentation by Olivier Quoy, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, France

Czech toll system after the first year of operation - Presentation by Vladimir Bartl, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic