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Tolled Bridges Review: Phase One Report

DescriptionTolled Bridges Review: Phase One Report
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Website Publication DateDecember 21, 2004

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TOLLED BRIDGES REVIEW: PHASE ONE REPORT

29 OCTOBER 2004
FOR THE MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 CONTEXT FOR REVIEW
1.2 TERMS OF REFERENCE
1.3 REVIEW TEAM
2. CONSULTATION
3. CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS
3.1 ERSKINE BRIDGE
3.1.1 OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT
3.1.2 TOLLING TARIFF
3.1.3 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUED TOLLING
3.1.4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
3.2 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
3.2.1 OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT
3.2.2 TOLLING TARIFF
3.2.3 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUED TOLLING
3.2.4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
3.3 SKYE BRIDGE
3.3.1 OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT
3.3.2 TOLLING TARIFF
3.3.3 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUED TOLLING
3.3.4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
3.4 TAY ROAD BRIDGE
3.4.1 OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT
3.4.2 TOLLING TARIFF
3.4.3 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUED TOLLING
3.4.4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
3.5 CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS - KEY POINTS
4. TRAFFIC TRENDS AND GROWTH
4.1 HISTORIC GROWTH PATTERNS AND TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS
4.1.1 TRAFFIC GROWTH
4.1.2 GROWTH TRENDS
4.1.3 SEASONAL VARIATION
4.1.4 DAILY VARIATION
4.1.5 WEEKDAY HOURLY VARIATION
4.1.6 TRAFFIC COMPOSITION
4.1.7 COMPARISON WITH OTHER ESTUARIAL CROSSINGS
4.2 FUTURE TRENDS
4.2.1 IMPLICATIONS FOR FORTH CROSSINGS
4.2.2 IMPLICATIONS FOR TAY CROSSINGS
4.2.3 IMPLICATIONS FOR CLYDE CROSSINGS
4.2.4 IMPLICATIONS FOR SKYE
4.3 TRAFFIC TRENDS AND GROWTH - KEY POINTS
5. ALTERNATIVE TOLLING REGIMES
5.1 ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY
5.2 SCOPE OF ALTERNATIVES ASSESSED
5.3 RESULTS
5.3.1 INTERACTION OF TRAFFIC BETWEEN TOLLED BRIDGES
5.3.2 ERSKINE BRIDGE
5.3.3 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
5.3.4 TAY ROAD BRIDGE
5.3.5 SKYE BRIDGE
5.4 HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLES
5.4.1 FETA'S DRAFT LOCAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY
5.4.2 SESTRANS SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (SOV) REDUCTION TARGET
5.4.3 HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES / SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE TOLLING
5.4.4 SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE TOLLING
5.4.5 DEDICATED HOV LANES ISSUES
5.4.6 CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DEDICATED HOV LANES
5.4.7 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
5.4.8 SOV REDUCTION MEASURES - FURTHER WORK
5.5 ALTERNATIVE TOLLING REGIMES -KEY POINTS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
6.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
6.1.1 CLIMATE CHANGE OBJECTIVE
6.1.2 LOCAL AIR QUALITY
6.1.3 TRAFFIC STABILISATION
6.1.4 DISCOUNT SCHEMES
6.2 ECONOMIC ISSUES
6.2.1 ECONOMIC IMPACTS - CONGESTION
6.2.2 ERSKINE BRIDGE
6.2.3 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
6.2.4 TAY ROAD BRIDGE
6.2.3 SKYE BRIDGE
6.3 ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
6.3.1 RURAL ACCESS
6.3.2 ACCESS FOR DISABLED TRAVELLERS
6.4 ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES - KEY POINTS
7. IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGE
7.1 POLICY IMPLICATIONS
7.2 FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
7.2.1 ERSKINE BRIDGE
7.2.2 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
7.2.3 SKYE BRIDGE
7.2.4 TAY ROAD BRIDGE
7.3 LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
7.3.1 ERSKINE BRIDGE
7.3.2 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
7.3.3 SKYE BRIDGE
7.3.4 TAY ROAD BRIDGE
7.4 KEY POINTS
8. TOLLED BRIDGES REVIEW PHASE TWO
APPENDIX 9.1: CONSULTEES
APPENDIX 9.2 CONSULTATION LETTERS
APPENDIX 9.3 ANNUAL RECORD OF ERSKINE BRIDGE TOLLING INCOME/MAINTENANCE COSTS