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Title: The German HGV-Toll
Authors: Wieland, Bernhard
Keywords: Road Pricing
Road Transport
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
ISTIEE Istituto per lo studio dei trasporti nell’integrazione economica europea
Citation: Bernhard Wieland, "The German HGV-Toll", in: European Transport / Trasporti Europei, XI (2005) 31, pp. 118-128.
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
XI (2005) 31
Abstract: After many delays, technological problems, and renegotiations between the government and the system operator Germany has successfully introduced a satellite based tolling system for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in January 2005. Since then the system is running smoothly. Currently the toll applies only to state motorways (the so called Autobahnen) but there are plans to extend it to the secondary level of federal long-distance roads (the Bundesfernstraßen). This paper describes the political and economic background of the introduction of the HGV-toll in Germany. The paper sketches the history of the implementation process, describes the major structural elements of the toll, and discusses current problems and possible future developments. Finally some policy conclusions are drawn.
ISSN: 1825-3997
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