The road pricing challenge: national, local and political
Calls for a national road pricing scheme are increasing. It’s not a new idea, but the dial may have shifted.
The combined imperatives of achieving net zero, addressing congestion, and replacing the lost tax revenue caused by the uptake in electric vehicles may now overcome the factors that have previously prevented the widespread implementation of road pricing.
The Transport Committee has urged the Government to examine the options and recommend a new road charging mechanism by the end of the year. New technologies would enable road pricing to be smarter and fairer, but there remain significant obstacles.
This half day conference will consider the challenges to the development of a workable and publicly acceptable road pricing scheme, what it can realistically achieve and how local and national schemes could work together.
- Stephen Glaister, Professor Emeritus of Transport and Infrastructure at Imperial College London and Associate, London School of Economics
- Alistair Hunter, Highways Business Leader, Arup
- Ben Southwood, Head of Housing, Transport and the Urban Space, Policy Exchange
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