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RUC Europe

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.

4th May

Road User Charging

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    • An update on the legislation process for the Eurovignette Directive
    • Overview of the review for the EU Framework to develop infrastructure
    • What will happen to vignettes in the next 5 years?  
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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.
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    • Best implementation to reduce climate and air pollution emissions
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    • Will the planned changes under the Eurovignette directive shift the market to lower emissions trucks - and how?
    • How does the draft legislation align the level of the discount to the CO2 emitted by the vehicle?
    • By when do EU member states need to reform their toll charges in line with CO2 emissions?
    • What are the main exemptions / exceptions? And can member states go further? 
    • How is production of low- and zero-emission freight vehicles expected to respond?
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    • The various schemes and technologies in place
    • Overview of the revenues generated by heavy vehicles in each applicable country
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    • Details on the Finnish government's legislative proposal on interoperability of electronic road toll systems, which was submitted to the European Parliament
    • What amendments to the European electronic road toll system does the proposal concern?
    • Will it lead to the introduction of road toll systems in Finland?
    • How the act would facilitate cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the EU
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    • A review of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) tolling system at the Ryfast sub-sea tunnel, which went live with six tolling points in operation in March 2021
    • How the Kapsch MLFF G3 tolling solution works
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    • Preview of the first multi-lane free-flow toll collection system in France – for Eiffage Group highway concessionaire APRR – on the forthcoming A79 highway (formerly RCEA – Route Centre Europe Atlantique), due to open in 2022
    • Overview of driver benefits: decrease in travel time and fuel consumption as drivers no longer need to stop at plazas; efficient and secure mean of payment without physical interaction
    • Overview of concessionaire benefits: improve highway throughput, reduce incident numbers and decrease the environmental impact of toll roads
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5th May

Road User Charging

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    • What is the current plan and when will it be implemented?
    • Who is in charge of the implementation and how will truck users perceive of this? 
    • Can this reduce congestion on roads?
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    • Does it give customers more ease when paying?
    • Who benefits from these fuel cards?
    • Explain the implementation of introducing 3 new fuel cards to the toll system
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    CONTENT TBC
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    • 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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    • Challenges and benefits using ANPR as an electronic fee
    • Does ANPR reduce manpower?
    • Discussion of the process implementing ANPR technology in Sweden
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    • Can replacement of toll road fees, fuel tax and vehicle registration help road charging?
    • Will the public accept this?
    • When will this take place? 
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    • When will this be implemented?
    • When will GNSS truck tolling take into effect?
    • Can the truck toll increase or decrease trucks on the road?
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    • How to increase more funding for road infrastructure
    • What opportunities are there for the future of road charging?
    • Will technology soon change the ways toll operators work?
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    • What does this mean for road users?
    • How much has increased?
    • Which state owned motorways will be affected?
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    • What would happen if hackers accessed a tolling company’s system? 
    • What information would be stolen?
    • How long would it take to discover the breach?
    • Who is liable for any losses suffered by the drivers whose details were compromised – the tolling company or local authority?
    • How can tolling companies make their systems more secure to prevent data breaches occurring?
    • The role of the EU's Security Union Strategy in ensuring security in our physical and digital environments.