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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 5815, tabled on 7 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on standardising (a) fast tag and (b) other electronic account metering systems for toll roads in England; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

13 July 2015

It is for toll operators to decide the toll equipment (such as Fast Tag at the Mersey Tunnels) they deploy on their roads and crossings based on operational needs. We are, however, supportive of toll facilities which ensure compliance and can avoid unnecessary delay for motorists.

We also support interoperability for tolled crossings where this makes sense for road users, but this should not put additional costs on other road users who will not benefit from interoperability.