Cancellation of provincial toll stations

From 0:00 on January 1, 2020, 487 provincial highway toll stations in 29 connected provinces have been cancelled, and the target task of “basically canceling provincial highway toll stations within two years” proposed in the 2019 government work report has been completed in advance. This will effectively improve people’s travel experience, help energy conservation and emission reduction, reduce costs and increase efficiency.
“After the provincial toll station of expressway is cancelled, the people’s expectation of” stepping on the accelerator to the end “can be realized.” Sun Wenjian, spokesman for the Ministry of transport, said.
It takes only 2 seconds for the bus to pass
On the evening of December 31, 2019, the grid connection switch of the provincial toll station project was cancelled as scheduled, and the reform of toll road system was deepened. Li Xiaopeng, the leader of the leading group of the provincial toll station work and the Minister of the Ministry of transport, directed the switch and announced that the grid connection switch of the provincial toll station project was successfully cancelled.
The data shows that under normal traffic conditions, the average time for passenger cars to pass through the provincial boundary is reduced from 15 seconds to 2 seconds, and the time for freight cars to pass through the provincial boundary is reduced from 29 seconds to 3 seconds.
In less than nine months since the general office of the State Council printed and distributed the implementation plan for deepening the reform of toll road system and canceling the provincial toll station of expressway, the Ministry of transport has successively formulated more than 90 implementation plans, held five industry wide deployment and scheduling meetings, conducted more than 30 special investigations, supervisions and symposiums, and improved and optimized the freshness The “green passage” for agricultural products transportation and other supporting measures for toll reduction and exemption policies, the adjustment of freight car toll by car (axle) type, the implementation of highway entrance does not stop weighing test.
In China, 24588 sets of etc gantry systems have been built, 48211 etc lanes have been reconstructed, and 11401 sets of freeway non-stop weighing detection systems have been completed. At the same time, 12000 toll collectors have been properly resettled.
Etc has more than 200 million users
Etc promotion and issuance is the core measure to realize the fast charging without stopping, and also the key factor to ensure the smooth implementation of the station withdrawal task. From the practical experience of developed countries, if the etc installation rate does not reach a certain proportion, fast access cannot be achieved.
By the end of 2019, China’s etc promotion and issuance had reached 123 million, with a total of 204 million users.
After the provincial toll station is cancelled, a small number of manual toll lanes will remain at the entrance and exit toll stations. At present, there is no etc vehicle installed, so we can continue to use the way of parking at the entrance toll station to collect the card and parking at the exit toll station to pay the card to drive the expressway.
More reasonable truck tolls
With the cancellation of toll stations across the national highway and provincial boundaries, from January 1, the freight car toll will be charged by the number of axles instead of the original weight. At present, freight car weight charging is widely used in expressways in China, and parking weighing affects freight car traffic efficiency. The adjustment of truck charging method from weight charging to vehicle (axle) charging will be beneficial to the realization of fast and non parking of trucks and the improvement of quality and efficiency of logistics industry.
“From the current situation, the charging level of standard loading trucks and trucks close to the standard loading trucks in different regions has been reduced to different degrees.” Sun Wenjian said that charging by truck (axle) is an international practice. Under the premise of legal loading, no matter how much cargo the same axle truck carries, the occupation and loss of road resources are basically the same. Therefore, collecting tolls according to unified standards is conducive to improving the real load rate and transportation efficiency of expressway transportation.