Navigating Road User Charging Solutions

The electronic toll collection (ETC) market is characterized by a diversity of solutions and systems which are frequently based on legacy developments addressing different technical and regulatory criteria. Moreover, Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure remain a significant hurdle for many road agencies. For decision-makers considering the deployment of ETC systems, the diversity of solutions and financial models means that comparing relative whole-life costs and strengths is a daunting task.

IRF's Vice President for International Programs Magid Elabyad said, “It is essential for road agencies to carefully consider the system they want to have in place prior to large-scale investment decisions. The principal objective of IRF’s new course is to provide road stakeholders with a detailed understanding of those electronic tolling solutions that are available at the current time, and those that have potential for the near future. In keeping with IRF’s approach to continuing education, our goal is to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained.”

The solutions discussed by independent specialists and leading industry providers such as Xerox, 3M and Far Eastern Toll Collection will be placed in the context of their real-world deployment across different types of schemes, as well as the applicable charging and enforcement solutions available to network managers. At the end of the workshop, participants will have been exposed to selected ETC schemes at different stages of maturity and representative of the diversity of market solutions. 

IRF’s new course covers key decisions policy makers and road managers are confronted with:

• cost and performance

• planning with interoperability in mid

• enforcement & exception handling

• operating a tolling service

• establishing key performance indicators

• stakeholder consultation & scheme publicity 

For more information, please contact Magid Elabyad via email melabyad@IRF.global or phone +1 703 535 1001