HGV-toll in Germany According to initial experiences with the HGV-toll in Germany, the system is reported to work reliably, and has a high rate of compliance (Ruidisch et al., 2005) Results of an analysis of the diversion impacts have not been available at the time of this report. One major
Sustain transport investments Hence, following the recommendations of the “Pällmann”-Commission in order to sustain transport investments in the long term, new instruments to gradually switch towards the user- pays principle, the HGV motorway toll and two PPP models, have been introduced. The distance based HGV toll replaced a time based
General public budgets Fund raising methods General public budgets are the main source of funding for transport infrastructure procurement in Germany. This means that on the one hand most investments are funded through the public budgets, but also that on the other hand user contributions such as vehicle taxes and
High-Level Commission (“Pällmann-Kommission”) The Transport Infrastructure Financing Agency Motivated by the results of a High-Level Commission (“Pällmann-Kommission”) on future financing of transport infrastructures, a multi-modal transport infrastructure financing agency (VFIG, Verkehrsinfrastrukturfinanzierungsgesellschaft) was established based on the „Verkehrsinfrastrukturfinanzierungsgesellschaftsgesetzes“ (VIFGG) (transport infrastructure financing agency law) in 2003, going into operation in 2004.