Below are listed some of the projects worked on:
Distance-based Road User Charging
Netherlands – Transport Ministry – Vrachtwagenheffing
National distance-based truck tolling project to charge all trucks using Dutch roads GNSS based on-board units. Part of an Arup-lead technical team in a consortium advising the transport ministry. Tasks include developing the design, test and procurement specifications, developing the accreditation process for EETS Providers and assisting in the procurement.
Netherlands – Betalen naar Gebruik (payment by use)
Contributed to the technical sections in a report presented to the Dutch parliament on the feasibility of charging all vehicles for use of the roads by distance travelled.
Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emission Zones (LEZ)
In the UK, several cities are charging the most polluting vehicles to enter highly polluted areas.
Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU)
The JAQU is a UK government unit set up with the aim of delivering the national plans to improve air quality. The task was to produce a set of guidelines for the use of ANPR systems for the use by local authorities considering a charging CAZ. Also advised JAQU on aspects of charging CAZ systems and operations, and evidential type approval (CoAD)
Engaged by a number of city authorities implementing CAZs to assist in development of requirements for the ANPR and associated in-station and enforcement systems. Assisted in the tender and evaluation stages of the procurement and assisting in managing the contractors during implementation. This has included the CAZ authorities in the following cities: Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Portsmouth.
TfL – London Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
Project managed the design and implementation of the enforcement infrastructure at 75 sites, the in-station system for processing and filtering of the evidential records, and integration of the system to the existing congestion charging back office system. Also managed the roll-out of 100 ANPR-based monitoring sites used in evaluation of the proposed scheme. Also carried out project assurance on LEZ update and ULEZ.
Free-Flow Road User Charging Scheme
Highways England (now National Highways)– Dart Charge
Worked on the original project to upgrade the existing barrier charging to a multi-lane free-flow charging system on one of Europe’s busiest river crossings. Part of a PA-led team, tasks included advising on charging and enforcement policy, writing the service requirements, assisting in the procurement, and managing the contractor through to go-live. Subsequently assisted in writing the requirements for the second-generation service procurement.
Tijdelijk Toll – Transport Ministry – Netherlands
New free-flow toll schemes at the Blankenburgverbinding and ViA15. Part of technical consultancy scheme on these new toll roads, developing charging and enforcement strategy, writing requirements, assisting in procurement.
Traffic Infrastructure Ireland – Dublin M50 Free-Flow Charging
Project to re-procure the tolling system for Ireland’s busiest motorway. Part of an Arup-lead team, tasks included writing the service and system requirements, developing the performance regime and assisting in developing other contractual documentation. Assisted in tendering process including bid evaluation. Assisted in managing system implementation through to go-live.
Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet) – Frederikssund Bridge Toll system
Project for a new free-flow tolling system for this new bridge. Assisted as a part of an Arup-lead team in development of requirements, and lead on roadside systems. Developed performance and payments specifications. Assisted in procurement process, including tender evaluation.
Transport for London (TfL) – London Congestion Charging Scheme – Western Extension Zone (WEZ) and Central Zone
Managed the implementation of the enforcement infrastructure for the Western Extension to the London Congestion Charging Scheme, and subsequent roll out to the central zone. The role involved defining the requirements, evaluating the tenders, running the technical design evaluation, and project managing the contracts through to live operations.