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Going the distance to keep roads free flowing

Are there ways to implement congestion charging without unsightly street furniture or vehicle on-board units?

Distance-based charging is not new. Bus and train operators have been doing it since 2010. Taxi companies have been doing it for decades.

And since they arrived in 2013, ride-hailing firms have been doing it - with dynamic pricing thrown in.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2020, with the headline 'Going the distance to keep roads free flowing'. Print Edition | Subscribe