2022 AGENDA

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2022 AGENDA

Two Days of Intelligence

The two-day agenda for CiTTi Magazine’s Road User Charging Conference is developed to ensure all delegates receive:

Ideas from leading senior international practitioners who understand your challenges.

Invaluable case studies on what authorities around the world have learned.

Networking breaks, including drinks reception, to help you dissect the event with your peers.

2022 AGENDA

4th May

Road User Charging

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    • RUC
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    • New challenges ahead
    • New European perspectives
    • RUC
    • State of play of tolling and e-tolling deployment
    • Interoperability challenges
    • Impact of COVID-19 on tolling revenues in some of Western Balkans parties
    • Plans to ensure regional interoperability
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    • On 1st December 2021, DARS – the organisation that operates and maintains Slovenia's motorway network and the related infrastructure – replaced traditional tolling stickers for all personal vehicles with a modern, user-friendly electronic vignette (e-vignette) that uses ANPR technology for enforcement.
    • This presentation will provide an update on the new system's implementation, lessons learned, results (including the number of e-vignettes sold, enforcement cases, customer feedback etc.) and future plans.
    • RUC
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    This presentation will provide an update on the next step of an on-demand road user charging system to enable EETS utilising a highly secure and widely available digital tachograph. Join this session to understand how to:

     

    · Harness cost savings without the need of a dedicated toll onboard unit

    · Enhance security and reliability by using automotive OEM-deployed equipment for toll collection

    · Easily activate value added and compliance services for additional revenue

    · Achieve faster system integration and go-to market with DTCO and proxy toll services

    • RUC

    EU law doesn't require Member States to charge for road use, but when a Member States does charge or toll, it must follow the Eurovignette Directive. This directive has just been revised. While governments with toll roads under concession have been given more time, most Member States must vary truck tolls by CO2 emissions by 2024. Similarly, most Member States will need to charge trucks for air pollution by 2026. Also from 2026, vans and minibuses should pay based on environmental performance where tolls are applied. This presentation will explore options to implement the Eurovignette revision, with a particular focus on getting zero emission (electric and hydrogen) trucks on the road without delay - a key step to cut oil use and emissions.

    • RUC

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland is assessing road user charging / road pricing options in Ireland as part of the country's most recent Climate Action Plan. This session will present an overview of Project BRUCE (Better Road User Charging Evaluation) and explain the methodology, timetable, and main options to be assessed as part of this evaluation programme. The presentation will also outline the overall approval process, which includes the preparation of business cases and implementation plans under the Irish government’s Public Spending Code process. It will:

     

    • Share a comprehensive methodology for conducting an evaluation of national road user charging / road pricing (including the modelling approach and economic and financial appraisal)
    • Provide insight into the stakeholder management and communications process
    • Provide an overview as to how best to identity and manage the delivery risks relating to a national scheme.  
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    • Changes in the Norwegian tolling landscape
    • Why insurance companies enter the tolling market
    • Why a strong technical partner is crucial for being successful
    • Innovations for bringing value add to end customers
    • Other international examples of insurance companies entering the tolling market
    • RUC
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    This panel discussion offers a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most important organisations who are actively involved in creating and shaping the future of road user charging globally and protecting strategic road networks. As part of the session, delegates can expect a straight talking and lively conversation with panellists to better understanding what motivates these groups and bodies representing the sector today, what their priorities are and how they work across borders and cultures. Delegates can also expect to gain a good understanding of the panel’s views on key sectoral trends and potential scenarios/directions for road pricing and charging.

    • RUC

    Following the expansion of toll domains and introduction of foreign vehicle taxation in Sweden, the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) decided to transform its ANPR setup and started on a journey to master the technology and mitigate the challenges as traffic volume spiked. This presentation will provide an overview of the STA's experience implementing ANRP technology and explain the challenges and benefits of using ANPR as an electronic fee. Furthermore, it will outline how: 

     

    • ANPR is applicable as the mean for primary identification
    • Toll Domain priorities are reflected with ANPR configuration
    • Taxation frameworks and demarcations cause unexpected side effects and drives complexity
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    • Insight into the development of traffic figures and public acceptance
    • Actions to counter low traffic numbers
    • Performance of the tolling system
    • Overview of what led to the end of the tolling scheme
    • The situation in 2022
    • RUC

    In the past seven years many automotive OEMs have announced they are working on automated vehicles. While we are not yet at the question how to charge a driverless vehicle, in 2020 the first legislation on partial automated driving on highways was adopted. This could mean that toll charging road operators will have automated driving on their roads. This presentation will introduce:

    • The new legislation
    • The still open issues
    • The effects it may have on EU highways
    • RUC

5th May

Road User Charging

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    • RUC
    • RUC
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    • Limitations ASFiNAG has come across 
    • Possible effects of the protocol on future tolling systems
    • RUC

    This presentation highlights a mobile enforcement solution that was delivered in 2021 as part of the Polish e-Toll system. The solution is based on an enforcement bar (EB) mounted on the roof of two types of enforcement vehicles. With its capability to identify and read license plates in four directions (front / rear / left / right) the EB reaches an enforcement footprint of practically 360° around the vehicle. The EB solution supports enforcement operation out of a parked position and out of a moving enforcement vehicle in floating traffic. Beyond ANPR the EB identifies 15 vehicle classes based on artificial intelligence. In total 102 vehicles have been supplied to the e-Toll system. 

     

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    · Overview of EUCARIS and EReg

    · Update on the implementation of EETS messages in EUCARIS

    · Why you need actual vehicle data

    · How vehicle registration authorities work together on data quality

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    Telepass was originally developed as a system to help speed-up the payment of tolls and help motorists avoid the need to pay with banknotes and coins. Today, Telepass is a company focused on easing both mobility services and toll payments. This presentation will explore current trends and services, with a particular focus on tolling in Europe as part of an integrated world of mobility services. It will also explain how new devices can form part of a network or portfolio of services and whether Telepass can contribute to a reduction on pollution.

  1. It’s 2122. For nearly 100 years, road usage charging (RUC) is now the dominant means of paying for road infrastructure throughout the world. How did we get here? Sometimes we solve big challenges by working incrementally, in a linear fashion from the present to the future. But when there are BIG problems, we leap to the envisioned future and tell the history of how it happened. That’s what this presentation does. From the perspective of 2122, when our road funding challenges have been solved, we look back voyeuristically and irreverently to see how we got here.

    • RUC

    Using the latest information on completed or near-completed state-level trials and their findings, this presentation will provide an update on new trials in progress and being proposed in other US states, especially regional and multi-state trials. This session will provide the latest on the developing national trial funded by congress.
     

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    Norway has a long tradition for toll road projects, and car drivers have contributed with substantial amounts into the investment in construction of infrastructure and to urban package solutions. Over the last few years the country’s tolling sector has been through a large reform, resulting in five permanent tolling companies, a standardised tariff and discount system, and full separation of the toll service provider. What is next for tolling in Norway? Several changes are being explored, and the role of tolling is changing to meet new challenges. In urban areas, road tolls serve several purposes; traffic regulation, financing and contributions to climate and environmental goals. Traffic regulation and financing is increasingly being challenged by an increasing number of electric cars that pay less road toll.

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    Road pricing is a key tool for recuperating road transport costs and to implement the “polluter pays” principle in the EU. On 24 March 2022, the new Eurovignette Directive entered into force to better respond to contemporary challenges. This session will outline the main changes to the legislation, including the scope, ways of charging, environmental differentiation and congestion and the implications on electronic tolling.

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    • In the last two years, toll collection in Slovakia has undergone several changes. In this context, the direction of toll collection in Slovakia for the next period was established in several areas. As a first step, public tenders for a new toll system and toll services were announced. A way was also sought to manage toll collection in Slovakia for the next period. Here, the best way seems to be to create an independent entity that will be in charge of ensuring toll collection in Slovakia. We are also preparing to launch the EETS project in Slovakia, which we are currently working on intensively. This presentation will deliver:

       

      · Information on announced tenders for new tolls

      · An update on the creation of a new toll management company in Slovakia

      · An overview of EETS in Slovakia

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    The goal of the new road safety development programme is to halve the number of dead and injured from 2020 levels in Helsinki by 2030. The long-term vision is that in 2050 no one will die or be seriously injured in Helsinki traffic. Specific target groups for the programme include children and the youth, pedestrians and cyclists. The programme includes many different concrete measures for the City of Helsinki and other stakeholders to improve road safety for the next five years.
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    • Attractiveness of MaaS for employers and travellers: results of our research 
    • Addressing the concerns of transport operators, mobility providers and MaaS suppliers 
    • Perspective of a national administration 
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    Olympia Odos – a toll motorway system responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of the Elefsina – Korinthos – Patra highway on the Peloponnese in Greece – has developed and made available for free a mobile app, for iOS and Android operating systems, to create a comprehensive travel experience for Greece's motorway users. Not only are the subscribers of Olympia Odos able to charge their transponders, but there is also a variety of other functionalities such as trip planning, a toll calculator, interactive map, traffic prediction, news, offers and virtual tours, which are available to all users of the motorway. This presentation will explain how the Olympia Odos app is innovative by offering a geo-localised emergency button service and providing a connection with the motorway’s MMS/SCADA protocol. 

  • "Overall interesting, informative, and a great networking opportunity."
    Senior Executive
    ITS New Zealand
  • "A great place to meet the movers and shaker of the road user charging industry."
    Director
    Trevor Ellis
  • "I enjoyed taking part in the RUC conference, the learning and contributing in a vibrant and innovative community."
    Director
    Wyeval Consulting
  • "There was a good variety of presentations!"
    Project Manager
    The Danish Road Directorate
  • "What was special was the networking opportunities..."
    Commercial Director
    TollPlus Europe
  • "Good mix of presentations and networking"
    Business Development
    Kapsch Traffic Com AG
  • "The sense of camaraderie among the delegates was great. Very friendly and inviting."
    Senior Executive
    IBBTA
  • "Great opportunity to get a good glance of the sector."
    Business Devlopment
    A-to-Be Mobility Technology