Chris Grayling on his experiences as Transport Secretary on this week’s Highways Voices

“Don’t try and talk to the politicians – the truth is actually having good relations with… politicians will have very little impact on the actual decisions government takes,” explains former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on this week’s Highways Voices. He joined an ITS UK meeting last week and was interviewed by Highways Voices host Paul […]

London’s Mayor accused of secretly planning road user charging

It’s being reported London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is spending £150 million on technology to charge people per mile for driving in London. The Sunday Telegraph reported that “Project Detroit” is tasked with delivering a “more sophisticated… new core technology platform for road-user charging”. It quotes a series of Freedom of Information requests showing 157 staff […]

Khan confirms Blackwall Tunnel tolling

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that drivers will have to pay to drive through the Blackwall Tunnel from 2025, and that it should come as “no surprise”. He told the London Evening Standard newspaper it had been in the pipeline for years, and was needed to help pay for the new Silvertown tunnel, which […]

Kapsch TrafficCom expands production in Austria

Kapsch TrafficCom is expanding its production capacities for devices for contactless toll collection by more than 30% at its site in Vienna. This translates to a production expansion of about 2 million On Board Units per year. A total of €1.3 million (approx £1.1 million) has been invested in the expansion of the industrial facility.  […]

Newspaper calls for debate on road user charging

The Daily Telegraph has published an opinion piece calling for a debate over road pricing to plug the projected funding gap in fuel duty as more people switch to electric vehicles and internal combustion engines become more efficient. In an article linked to the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, the newspaper argues that […]

TfL confirms Blackwall Tunnel toll plans

Transport for London has confirmed long-expected plans to charge drivers to use the Blackwall Tunnel as part of a wider tolling scheme involving the Silvertown Tunnel crossing. The Blackwall Tunnel has been free since it was opened in 1897 but a TfL spokesman has confirmed that, once the Silvertown Tunnel opens drivers must pay to […]

New research suggests free-flow tolling cuts emissions by 75%

A new study by tolling technology company Emovis has found that their Free Flow Tolling system has successfully slashed CO2 emissions by 75%. This also led to a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions for heavy vehicles averaging 10 tonnes. Emovis operates some of the world’s busiest barrier-free tolling infrastructures in the United States, United Kingdom, […]

Kapsch extends seamless tolling to France

France has been added into Kapsch’s streamlined toll payment system. This means that with the purchase of a single toll box, holidaymakers can now seamlessly use the road network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal using the tolltickets product. Quentin Couret, Managing Director of tolltickets, comments: “France represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment […]

Minister confirms TfL looking at pay-per-mile charging

London’s Mayor is looking into the technicalities of pay-as-you-drive charging across London. Transport Minister Richard Holden told the Commons that Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London officials, including Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance, to look into the “technicalities” of introducing the plan. The Guido Fawkes website reports Mr Holden said in the […]

Changes to Dart Charge process as Conduent takes over

National Highways has announces changes to the payment system for journeys across the Dartford Crossing over the River Thames. The new Dart Charge Service Provider, Conduent, will become responsible for vehicle identification, payment processing and account management. Previous supplier Emovis will continue to issue and handle enquiries for Penalty Charge Notices. National Highways says it haas undertaken […]


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