Ten years after it was first mooted by the European Commission, a plan for a European Union-wide electronic system for the payment of tolls is only crawling forward. A scaled-back version of the plan is now trying to regain some of the lost momentum. Katka Krosnar and Siegfried Mortkowitz report.
A truck crossing five European countries has to have five onboard units for electronic road tolls.
What’s wrong with this picture?
“That is not a state-of-the-art solution for the 21st century,” says Hubert Resch, project coordinator of the European Union-funded Regional European Electronic Toll Service (REETS).
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