The high-speed fee has increased? Why are ambulances not free of tolls? The Ministry of transport responded

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 The high-speed fee has increased? Why are ambulances not free of tolls? The Ministry of transport responded


At zero on January 1, 2020, the high-speed Anting toll station at the junction of Shanghai and Jiangsu was officially cancelled. Zhang Hengwei photo

The way of charging has changed, how much do you pay for the way you go

The overall burden of vehicle tolls will not increase after the station is withdrawn, said Li Aimin, vice president of the Highway Research Institute of the Ministry of transport, who said that the expressway network toll will be implemented in provinces. Before the station is withdrawn, the closed charging system is mainly adopted. The passenger cars are charged according to the vehicle type, the freight cars are charged according to the weight, the route and mileage, and the accounts are split by sections.

Li Aimin said that in addition to Zhejiang, Guangdong, Sichuan and other provinces, which have achieved accurate toll collection and account opening, most provinces adopt the shortest path toll collection. With the increasing scale of the road network, it is difficult to reflect the fair principle of how much to pay for how many roads to go.

After the station is withdrawn, along the expressway, every road section with traffic volume changes, new gantry is built, each gantry is responsible for charging the cost of its road section, realizing the accurate charging by sections. As a result, the toll of vehicles taking a long road between the two points will be increased compared with the toll previously charged according to the shortest path.

Data chart: toll station staff are scanning the code to collect fees. Guo Linyan photo

In addition, the rounding rules for toll amount are also adjusted from the original rounding to 0 yuan, 5 yuan to the rounding to points for etc vehicles and Yuan for manual toll vehicles, and the corresponding fee amount will also be increased or decreased . Li Aimin said.

Take the car going out of the city via Beijing Kaifeng Expressway to the direction of Huangcun as an example. If it drives out at the exit of Gaomidian, it will be about 9.4km in total, 5 yuan according to the past standard toll. If it is about 4.7yuan according to the precise toll rules, the toll will be reduced. If it drives out at the exit of Jinhua temple, it will be about 11.8km in total, 5 yuan according to the past standard toll. If it is about 5.9yuan according to the precise toll rules, the toll will be reduced There will be an increase.

Some bus charges have been significantly reduced, with 8-seat and 9-seat buses reduced by 1 / 3 to 1 / 2

In response to the problem of how to change the vehicle type charges after the station is withdrawn, Li Aimin said that the charging standards for some buses have been significantly reduced.

In May 2019, the Ministry of transport issued the revised classification of toll road vehicle tolls, which clearly defined that the classification limit value of class 1 and class 2 buses was revised from 7 approved passengers to 9 and the vehicle length was less than 6 meters. In July of the same year, the Ministry of transport issued a notice to clearly implement the new charging standard from January 1, 2020.

Li Aimin introduced that since January 1, 8-seat and 9-seat minibuses have been charged the tolls according to class 1 buses. The toll standard has been reduced by 1 / 3 to 1 / 2 on average, and the toll burden has been significantly reduced. There are also some provinces that charge for downshifting buses. For example, class 2 buses in Shanghai are charged as class 1 buses, and class 4 buses in Guangdong are charged as class 3 buses. The charging level of corresponding buses in these areas is also significantly reduced.

Data chart: a long-distance bus station is waiting for departure. Yang Tianshu photo

In response to the problem of congestion in a few toll stations, Gu Zhifeng, head of road network management office of Highway Bureau of the Ministry of transport, said that in the promotion of station withdrawal and grid connection, the Ministry of transport has required each toll station to reserve at least one manual / mixed lane at the entrance and exit to meet the needs of manual toll vehicles.

If the freight car is charged by model, the amount of no-load vehicle fee may increase

After the abolition of provincial toll stations, when trucks pass through the expressway, the toll is adjusted from the toll by weight to the toll by the number of axles (models). Many truck owners feel that the toll on the expressway is higher than before.

After charging according to the model, the same charging standard shall be implemented for vehicles with the same axle type, no matter how much they are installed or how little they are installed. For fully loaded vehicles, the fee will decrease significantly; for unloaded vehicles and lightly loaded vehicles, the fee may increase. It is suggested that the relevant enterprises strengthen the transportation organization, and enjoy the policy dividend adjusted by the billing method by improving the real load rate. Li Aimins analysis.

Data chart: toll station opens etc lane for freight cars. Drawing provided by Jiangxi Expressway Network Management Center

Gu Zhifeng said that the Ministry of transport, together with relevant departments, has issued a notice to urge and guide local governments to take the total vehicle and cargo quality weighted by mileage in 2018 as an important basis, and organize forces to conduct in-depth study and Analysis on the rate adjustment schemes of local governments, so as to urge local governments to realize the reduction of the freight car charging standard by at least 10% compared with the full load.

As for the abnormal toll amount of some truck drivers in some places, Gu Zhifeng said that due to the just switching of the online toll system, the operation of some places is not very stable, and some abnormal toll amount has occurred. He has urged the local authorities to find out the situation, and in line with the principle of giving priority to traffic and not allowing truck drivers to suffer losses, they should handle it properly in a timely manner.

Gu Zhifeng said that if it is difficult to deal with it quickly, first lift the pole and let the vehicle go first, and then deal with it after verification. We have asked all localities to refund the excessive toll due to right and wrong calculation, so as to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of trucks.

There is no toll free for ambulance, etc will be installed free of charge

Recently, Shanghai high-speed ambulance driving to the exit was stopped by toll stations to pay tolls caused concern. In this regard, the Ministry of transport said that it has asked all traffic departments to contact hospitals, first aid centers and other units to install etc for ambulance free of charge.

The regulations on the administration of toll roads promulgated in 2004 clearly stipulates that: military vehicles, vehicles of armed police forces, police vehicles with uniform signs for public security organs to deal with traffic accidents, carry out normal patrol tasks and handle emergencies on toll roads within their jurisdiction, and carry out rescue and relief tasks with the approval of the transportation department of the State Council or the peoples Government of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government Free of vehicle tolls. Vehicles of combine and transport combine (including transplanter) for cross regional operation shall be exempted from vehicle toll.

Data sheet: ambulances ready to go.

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According to the Ministry of transport, ambulance vehicles do not fall within the scope of toll free vehicles stipulated in the regulations on the administration of toll roads. After the abolition of provincial toll stations, the new requirements for the integrated operation of national expressways have been eliminated, and relevant policies issued by local governments have been cleaned up and standardized.

Gu Zhifeng said that the local transportation department is required to actively contact hospitals, emergency centers and other units, and actively install etc for ambulance vehicles free of charge, so that when the ambulance passes the highway toll station, it can pass quickly without stopping, and complete the rescue of life in the first time.