Transport boss predicts toll roads by 2030
TOLL roads will be introduced into regional Victoria, including south-west Victoria, within the next 12 years, according to Victorian Transport Association chief executive officer Peter Anderson.
Mr Anderson was in Portland on Tuesday morning for the VTA’s regional forum focussing on rural safety and regulatory updates.
The VTA is a transport industry advocate, representing more than 800 employers and businesses that supply transport, logistics and freight related services within Victoria and Australia.
Its aim is to present and advocate to governments, regulators and other industry stakeholders from the freight operator perspective.
“I have no doubt there will be toll roads in the Portland area before 2030 … they may not be in the form of being on gantries like they are in Melbourne at the moment, the GPS system will probably be used and that technology is here now,” Mr Anderson said.
Mr Anderson said he believed every vehicle would be tolled, not just trucks.
He said the technology for the roll-out of the tolls already existed and things were moving very fast.