Road usage charge: charging users rather than consumers

Road User charge

Faced with congestion, pollution and mobility funding issues, cities such as Singapore and States such as Oregon are currently testing a mileage charge system which entails charging users in proportion to their use of the road network.

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What scale of implementation?

  • Local

Who pays?

  • Taxpayer

What secondary benefits for the community?

  • Vehicle miles traveled by car decrease

Other solutions to discover:

Taxe sensible aux émissions

Putting a price on carbon to control emissions more effectively

The carbon tax and carbon emission quotas are economic measures aimed at making polluters pay in proportion to their emissions (the polluter pays principle) and ultimately to steer companies’ and citizens’ behaviours and decisions towards a reduction in polluting emissions.
Frais d'enregistrement véhicules électriques

Setting registration fees for electric vehicles

Vehicles must be registered to be entitled to move around freely. Registration involves vehicle owners paying a tax, after which a registration number and certificate are issued so that authorities can establish the link between a vehicle and its owner.
L'affectation des taxes sur le carburant à la mobilité

Allocating fuel tax revenues to mobility

Traditionally, US States used vehicle registration fees, firstly as a one-off payment and then as an annual tax; from 1919 and the introduction of a fuel tax, infrastructure construction became financed through an indirect tax collected on the fuel sales price.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.