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Tolled Bridges Review: Phase Two Report

DescriptionPart II of a two phase review of tolled bridges - examination of broader issues relating to the management, operation and maintenance of the tolled bridges
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 08, 2006

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For the Minister for Transport
ISBN 0 7559 1333 7 (Web only publication)
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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 CONTEXT FOR REVIEW
1.2 TERMS OF REFERENCE
1.3 CONSULTATION
1.4 METHODOLOGY

2. A STRATEGY FOR TOLLING
2.1 THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF TOLLING
2.2 PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES FOR TOLLING
2.2.1 FUNDING CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONAL COSTS
2.2.2 MANAGING TRAFFIC DEMAND
2.2.3 INVESTING IN TRANSPORT NETWORKS
2.3 TOLLS OR ROAD USER CHARGING?

3. MANAGING THE TOLLED BRIDGES
3.1 CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS
3.2 THE EMERGING TRANSPORT LANDSCAPE IN SCOTLAND
3.2.1 TRANSPORT SCOTLAND
3.2.2 REGIONAL TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIPS
3.3 OPTIONS APPRAISAL
3.3.1 APPRAISAL METHODOLOGY
3.4 DISCOUNTED OPTIONS
3.4.1 PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
3.4.2 JOINT FORTH AND TAY MANAGEMENT BODY
3.4.3 SCOTTISH TOLLED BRIDGES AUTHORITY
3.5 MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR THE THREE TOLLED BRIDGES
3.5.1 OPTIONS FOR ERSKINE BRIDGE
3.5.2 OPTIONS FOR FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
3.5.3 OPTIONS FOR TAY ROAD BRIDGE

4. SETTING THE TOLLS
4.1 LEGISLATION AND PROCEDURES FOR SETTING AND CHANGING TOLLS
4.2 TOLLING EXEMPTIONS
4.2.1 EXEMPTIONS FOR DISABLED TRAVELLERS
4.2.2 EXEMPTIONS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES VEHICLES
4.2.3 EXEMPTIONS FOR BREAKDOWN VEHICLES
4.2.4 EXEMPTIONS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES
4.2.5 EXEMPTIONS FOR MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES
4.3 TOLLING DISCOUNTS
4.3.1 MULTIPLE CROSSING DISCOUNTS
4.3.2 MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE DISCOUNTS
4.3.3 OTHER DISCOUNTS
4.4 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DAMAGE CAUSED BY VEHICLES AND TOLL LEVELS
4.5 CURRENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
4.5.1 MODERNISING TOLLING OPERATIONS
4.5.2 STANDARDISING VEHICLE CLASSIFICATIONS

5. CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C