Some background information is given by the two articles
below. The first article explains why continuous pricing (say, billing
for each and every kilometer driven and/or all pollution caused) is far
superior to discrete pricing (say, billing for the passing of toll gates).
The second article describes some important requirements for a suitable
Traffic Information System (TIS) and gives an introduction to the TIP system,
which meets all these requirements.
Traffic & Information Pricing Systems
Both these articles are published in (and scanned from)
which is the 1999 supplement to the October/November issue
of the journal Traffic Technology International (TTI). The yearly TOLLtrans
and the bimonthly TTI are both published by UK & International Press.
In the above two articles I refer to (the existence of) their
extended versions, which I intended (at the time of publication) to make
available as html-files on the Web as well. The titles of these extended
However, mainly because I have to limit typing (as I am suffering
from RSI), these two are not available yet (and I doubt seriously whether
they will be in the near future :-).
Continuous versus Discrete Traffic Pricing
Important Requirements for Traffic Information and Pricing
The only other information about the TIP-system currently
being available here, is:
For more information please contact the
author. Readers mastering the Dutch language can find some extra
background information (e.g. about history and arguments) by following
the link to rekeningrijden and/or to