The world’s largest GNSS toll has begun

CREDIT: Justin Hamilton, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group, November 2015

Despite an extremely short time frame, numerous protests from hauliers and a complex registration process, the Russian nationwide HGV toll is beginning its first week of operation. In record time, the Russian Federal Road Agency (RFRA) and concessionaire RT-Invest have delivered the largest tolled network and the most extensive GNSS based road charging scheme in the world. We take a look at how the programme has developed and how last-minute disruption by HGV drivers threatened to bring the project to a standstill, forcing a number of concessions and last-minute amendments.

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