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Road User Charging Forum

10 September @ 13:00 - 17:00

We’re partnering with University College London to hold a Road User Charging Forum event, marking sixty years since the publication of the Smeed Report.

The Smeed Report, led by R.J. Smeed and supported by a team of economists and engineers, was a study that was published into alternative methods of road user charging and commissioned by the UK Government between 1962 and 1964.

This event on the 10 September will take a look back and reflect on 60 years since the Report was published, focusing on some of the major changes involving policy and practice as well as the technological advances and shifting public perceptions around charging for road use.

We’ll hear from academia, industry and local authorities before looking at what the future could hold for a national road pricing scheme.

Please do register your place as soon as possible, on what promises to be a unique and thought provoking event.

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Agenda 

13:00   Doors open, lunch served

13.45    Introduction from hosts Jacobs

13.50    Welcome and Introduction to the Day

  • Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK
  • Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL

14:00  60 Years since Smeed – A reflection on road user charging theory, policy and practice then and now

  • Prof Emeritus Phil Goodwin, Professor of Transport Policy, UCL and University of West England
  • Steven Norris, President, ITS UK & Former Transport Minister

14.30   Advances in technology: International Experience

  • Luke Normington, Senior Vice President, Neology

14.45    Charging for road use: what do the public think or local authority?

  • Public perception of road user charging – Silviya Barrett, Director of Policy and Research, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Ipsos MORI (invited)

15.00    The Urban Context: lessons from the Cambridge proposal

  • Presentation TBC

15.15    Pricing for a service rather than charging for contributing to a problem?

  • Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL

15.30    Q&A with speakers

15.45    Break

16.00   Prospects for a national scheme?

  • Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

16:15    Panel: A national road pricing scheme – Where do we go from here?

  • Silviya Barrett, Director of Policy and Research, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Andrew Crudgington, Climate Change Associate, CIHT
  • Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation
  • Tim Wray, UK & Ireland Sales Director, Kapsch TrafficCom (invited)
  • Chair: John Thornton, Editor, CiTTi Magazine (invited)
  • Ben Plowden, Chair of Transport Planning Society (invited)

16:45    Wrap up and Close

  • Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL
  • Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK

Details

Date:
10 September
Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Website:
https://its-uk.civiplus.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=82

Venue

Cottons Centre, London SE1 2QG
SE1 2QG + Google Map