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The goal of Transport Notes series is dissemination of recent experiences and innovations in the World Bank Group’s transport sector operations.

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    Planning and Implementation of Road Use Charging : Options and Guidelines
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-11) Jung Eun, Oh; Vukanovic, Svetlana; Bennett, Christopher R.
    Road use charging is used by agencies for activities ranging from revenue collection, through demand and environmental management. It is applied on individual road segments, such as an expressway, or over geographic areas, such as zones in a city or even an entire country. When a government is considering implementing a road use charging system, it needs to consider four broad issues: (i) the technology to adopt; (ii) how it will be operated; (iii) how compliance will be enforced; and (iv) the social impact of the system. This transport note addresses each of these four issues, and presents guidelines towards implementing a successful road use charging scheme.
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    Data Collection Technologies for Road Management
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006-05) Bennett, Christopher R.; De Solminihac, Hernán; Chamorro, Alondra
    Different types of data are required for managing the road infrastructure. Inventory data describe the physical elements of a road system. Condition data describe the condition of elements that can be expected to change over time. There are a wide range of technologies available to the road manager for measuring attributes of the road network. The challenge is to select the appropriate equipment, given local conditions and the way in which the data are expected to be used. The purpose of this note is to give a general view of the currently available survey technologies applied to pavements, bridges and traffic. This includes an assessment of the applicability of these technologies in developing countries. The goal is to assist managers in establishing an appropriate and sustainable e data collection program and procuring the appropriate equipment to collect the data. This note is a summary of the report 'Data Collection Technologies for Road Management' (see report no. 37372). The note opens with a discussion of data collection requirements. This is then followed by separate discussions on pavements, bridges and traffic survey technologies. A cost/performance analysis between available equipment is presented in each section. Finally, recommendations for data collection are presented as a guidance to managers in developing countries.
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    Success Factors for Road Management Systems
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006-02) McPherson, Kevin; Bennett, Christopher R.
    Over the last 20 years most road agencies have implemented some form of computerized road management system (RMS). The purpose of these systems is to assist the road agency in the planning and prioritization of road investments. While some systems have been successful, there have also been many which have failed in one or more areas. This is in spite of large investments of time and money. While it is often easy to identify the symptoms of failure, the causes are often complex and multi-layered. However, for every failed system, there is a more successful implementation somewhere in the world, in an agency that often suffers from similar problems and constraints. This Note describes the different factors associated with successful RMS implementations. It is a summary of the report Success Factors for Road Management Systems.