The Reform Support Team of the State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) is designing a project on road pricing for foreign trucks with the maximum loaded weight of 12 tonnes and more.
An expert of the Reform Support Team at Ukravtodor told Interfax-Ukraine, they plan to charge fees only on vehicles of foreign carriers with the maximum loaded weight of 12 tonnes or more, which carry out transit traffic through Ukraine.
The project is planned to be implemented on the basis of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
According to the calculations of the Ukravtodor’s Reform Support Team, the implementation of the GNSS system on international roads will make it possible to receive additional revenues of UAH 8.9 billion to the Road Fund annually.
The payback of the project will be about one year, and profitability will be about 80%.
The launch of GNSS on international roads will make it possible to implement complete control over passenger traffic and special equipment (garbage trucks), as well as the transportation of dangerous, valuable or special cargoes.
With the help of this system, it is possible to levy fares for crossing bridges, tunnels and cities, parking; control movement and automatic formation of the route for large-size vehicles, as well as bring the transportation market to the transparent plane.
This will also help implement Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures.