Tolling, Charges, Concessions
The main target of the Group is to monitor the developments in Tolling, Charging and Concession issues on a European level and COPER I is responsible for the analysis of the EU practices in the Tolling, Road Charging and Concessions domain.
An important task of the Group is also to monitor European legislation by intervening with comments and suggestions for any new or under review European legislation. COPER I facilitates the exchange of information and best practices between the ASECAP members in the fields of Tolling, Road Charging and Concessions.
During the last period, COPER I had an active role in the under revision Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on charging heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures, Directive 2004/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community, as well as the Decision 2009/750/EC on the definition of the European Electronic Toll Service and its technical elements. The Group’s participation is always performed with the existing Greek Concession and Electronic Tolling environment in mind.
Safety, Security, Environment, Sustainability
The main target of the Group is to monitor the developments in road safety issues on a European level. Statistics and issues that concern all ASECAP members are subject to further analysis and investigation. An important task of the Group is to also monitor European legislation by intervening with comments and suggestions in any new or under review European legislation. The approach to environmental issues is through the provision of appropriate infrastructure to reduce journey times and emissions as well as to support environmentally friendly vehicles through infrastructure. Some of the topics discussed over the last period were:
(a) the unification of the two European Safety directives of Tunnels and Open Air sections, (b) Ghost Drivers, (c) the Life Saving Chain and (d) EcoRoads project.
Intelligent Transport Systems – ITS
The Group is active in monitoring the developments in the field of ITS at international and mainly European level regarding pilot applications and projects, development of standards, implementation of new regulations and policies. The team leader participates in the ASECAP Standing Working Group Coper III (ITS) as a permanent member.
At the same time, the group is active in recording common issues of the Hellastron members in the field of ITS and in submitting proposals and technical solutions where applicable.
Transport statistics / Analysis
Scope of work for the Group is the collection of statistics for each road project, related to infrastructure, traffic, revenues, O&M costs, road and safety, environment, employment, etc. Also, the Group develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the above-mentioned factors for each project and carries out benchmarking between projects, as well as on a national level between Greece and other countries.