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Role of information providers and government in traffic information

In the Netherlands, the role of the government as an traffic information provider is limited to disseminating information via road-side systems. Broadcasting traffic information by other means, e.g. via the Internet or via in-car navigation systems, is the tasks of (commercial) service providers. However, service providers will only be interested in providing information services if – in the end – they can make a profit, while the common good for society will not have their priority.

An important question is what the implication of division of roles is? Is it optimal? Would a different arrangement of the responsibilities yield a more effective traffic management? What is done abroad?



Start date:
February 15, 2008

Research topic:
Traffic information

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