The Netherlands' National Pay-Per-Use Road-Pricing Initiative

Thursday, November 20, 2008 -
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200 Room 2
Washington, DC, DC 20005
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Dr. Joris Al, General Director of The Netherlands’ Centre for Transport and Navigation in the Ministry of Transport, will present on Holland’s bold new proposal for a nationwide pay-per-use road pricing program. Holland’s “Kilometerprijs ” (price per kilometer) program will replace fixed vehicle (ownership and gas) taxes to charge Dutch citizens by their annual distances driven, differentiated by time, place, and environmental characteristics. The program, which will begin with distance-based charging for heavy-goods transport in 2011, followed by passenger vehicles one year later, will use advanced satellite technology coupled with an on-board vehicle Telematics system to collect usage.

Dr. Al will speak about the political and programmatic evolution of the Kilometerprijs initiative, explain how key design, funding, and technical architecture decisions were made, describe how important interest groups have committed themselves, discuss the anticipated economic and environmental effects, and chart the next steps toward implementation of the Kilometerprijs program.

As U.S. gas tax revenues continue to decline, in part because vehicles now get increased mileage, the United States can learn valuable lessons from the Dutch experience.

Joris Al
General Director
The Netherlands' Centre for Transport and Navigation in the Ministry of Transport