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Regular news: Issue 590 17 Feb 2012

EU sees km-based lorry charge as first step to universal road pricing

The European Commission has outlined plans to promote distance-based – rather than time-based – charges for lorries and coaches as a possible first step to road pricing for all vehicles across Europe.

The Commission plans to  come forward with a legislative initiative in 2013 to “promote a more systematic use of distance related road charging reflecting infrastructure and external costs based on the polluter-pays and user-pays principles”.

It adds: “For road...

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