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dc.contributor.authorAttard, Maria
dc.contributor.authorIson, Stephen G.
dc.identifier.citationAttard, M., Ison, S. G. (2010). The implementation of road user charging and the lessons learnt: the case of Valletta, Malta. Journal of Transport Geography, 18, 14-22.en_GB
dc.description.abstractWhilst the theory on road pricing is well developed there are only a few schemes operating worldwide with others which have failed to be implemented. One scheme which has received relatively little attention is the Controlled Vehicular Access System (CVA) recently implemented in Valletta, Malta. This paper draws on the experience of Valletta with a move from a fixed annual charge (V-licence) for access into the city to a time-based road user charge implemented in May 2007. The aims of this paper are to identify the reasons why a fixed charge was initially introduced; to review the literature related to implementation of road user charging schemes around the world; to compare the V-licence with the CVA and identify the issues relating to the change from one scheme to another. Through the direct involvement of one of the authors in the design and implementation of the road user charge in Valletta, this paper is based on archival data, direct observation and qualitative interviews. This paper concludes on what lessons can be learnt from the case of Valletta for other cities contemplating the introduction of a road user charge.en_GB
dc.publisherJournal of Transport Geographyen_GB
dc.subjectTransportation and state -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectRoad users -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectTransportation, Automotive -- Law and legislation -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectTransportation -- Technological innovations -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleThe implementation of road user charging and the lessons learnt : the case of Valletta, Maltaen_GB
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