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Proceedings of the ICE - Transport

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ISSN: 0965-092X
E-ISSN: 1751-7710

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Transport is essential reading for those needing information on civil engineering developments across all areas of transport.This journal covers all aspects of planning, design, construction, maintenance and project management for the movement of goods and people.

Specific topics covered include: transport planning and policy, construction of infrastructure projects, traffic management, airports and highway pavement maintenance and performance and the economic and environmental aspects of urban and inter-urban transportation systems.

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  • Travel behaviour response to UK road user charging
    Author(s):  T. J. Ryley
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  • Road user charging has generated a great deal of interest as a measure to alleviate the increasing congestion in the UK. Acceptability of such schemes has proved a stumbling block. In this paper, acceptability issues associated with the London scheme, the rejected proposals for Edinburgh and a possible national scheme are summarised and linked to political and media influences. Rather than concentrate on widely discussed acceptability, the paper then focuses on the behavioural response of individuals to road user charging schemes. The aim of this paper is to examine individual travel behaviour response towards actual and potential road user charging in the UK. The behavioural response is then linked to wider travel demand management schemes, and how groups of individuals, as population segments, respond. Insights are provided for the policy-sensitive segments of the socially excluded and the business community. Discussion includes possible future developments of UK road user charging.
  • Central London congestion charging: understanding its impacts
    Author(s): C. Buckingham; A. R. Doherty; D. C. L. Hawkett; S. Vitouladiti
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  • The origins of a road user charging concept for central London and the development of the central London congestion charging scheme are outlined. The paper then explains the objectives and the main features of Transport for London's programme of impacts monitoring of the scheme. It summarises the main results that were obtained. Drawing on the extensive data from the monitoring programme, the paper then compares the patterns of congestion and traffic flows that were observed in the original scheme and in its western extension. This shows how congestion was initially eased as traffic levels were reduced and how it subsequently increased as the effective capacity of the road network was reduced or reallocated. The paper concludes with some reflections on the achievements of the charging scheme.
  • Road user charging in rural areas: Upper Derwent valley, UK
    Author(s):  N. Thomopoulos; T. Takama
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  • Road user charging in urban areas and highways has been studied and implemented in several places worldwide. However, limited attention has been given so far to the impacts of a local road user charging scheme for rural or other protected areas, particularly in the UK. The focus of this paper is the road user charging scheme, which has been proposed for implementation in the Upper Derwent valley of the Peak District national park. By applying both quantitative and qualitative methods it is shown that such schemes share considerable differences compared to other urban or highway schemes, such as diverse objectives, trip purposes, visitors' value of time and dispersion of traffic in neighbouring areas. Nonetheless, management of a rural scheme, the evaluation method used, as well as equity issues appear to be equally significant as in other urban or highway schemes. The conclusion is that a road user charging scheme in the Upper Derwent valley could bring positive impacts by reducing high car usage at peak periods and creating additional revenue to serve essential improvements in the area, but is sensitive to the income and age of the visitors..
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  • Technologies to measure indicators for road user charging
    Author(s): W. Y. Ochieng; M. A. Quddus; R. J. North; R. B. Noland
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  • A technically and economically feasible road user charging scheme should be based on quantities that are readily and accurately measurable, as well as being directly variable with the amount of road use and its impact on the environment and society. A key requirement for a pricing scheme is that the charging regime used should be easy for motorists to understand, but at the same time flexible enough for the operator to implement a wide range of policies to meet different aims. A set of variable road user charging indicators is identified herein by considering both the associated costs of a trip and the operational requirements for a feasible road pricing scheme. The study then focused on identifying a set of currently feasible technologies to measure these variables in real-time with high accuracy. Particular attention was paid to the need accurately to track vehicle movements and link these movements to geographical areas and road types, and the key pollutants and particulate matter, all of which have different potential effects that are in some cases dependent on location and time of emissions. Other issues, such as congestion measurement, are also discussed.
  • All change? Motorway interchanges for public transport
    Author(s): Simon P. Bowers
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  • Motorways and similar roads have been essential for the dominance of the motor car and lorry for personal and freight transportation. Alongside benefits, this dominance has generated a range of problems including congestion and pollution. However, motorways could play a much greater public transport role if suitable facilities were provided. Critical among these could be interchanges between long-distance and local public transport, located at motorway junctions. A combination of established thinking about public transport and pleasure-based approaches to design provides a framework within with the criteria likely to be required for success can be established. In additional to operational matters these success factors include user comfort and perceived status. A partial case study based on junction 16 of the M1 suggests that provision of such interchanges could be a cost-effective means of mitigating the need for motorway expansion schemes. This, taken with the likely wider social and environmental benefits including reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, suggests that further exploration of their potential role is justified. Although not central to the concept, further improvement in vehicle quality and measures to ensure bus journey time reliability would be valuable supporting measures.
  • Promoting, developing and procuring the New Tyne Crossing
    Author(s):  Paul Fenwick; Cliff Jessett; David Dingwall; Nigel Hailey
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  • This paper introduces and describes the promotion, development and procurement of the New Tyne Crossing; the construction of a new vehicle tunnel followed by refurbishment of the existing Tyne Tunnel. A suite of papers is planned to cover the construction phase and specific issues of interest. The strategy was to award a concession for the financing, design, construction and operation of the new tunnel, refurbishment and operation of the existing tunnel and operation of the Tyne pedestrian and cyclist tunnels, for a period of 30 years. The intention of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority was to transfer the traffic risk and significant design and construction risk to the concessionaire as part of a public–private partnership (PPP) contract. This was subsequently achieved with the award of the contract to TT2/Bouygues TP in November 2007. The project boasts a number of UK firsts: a PPP for which funding has been secured totally from the revenue generated from the tolls and the first UK vehicle tunnel to have an active fire suppression system.
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