Clean Break: Dutch pursue idea of cross-country road pricing
Greg Mankiw: Netherlands joins the Pigou Club
Worldchanging: Netherlands Plans Massive Road-Pricing Scheme
Stephen Rees: The Dutch Introduce Road Pricing
Centurean2: Oppression Watch: Road Pricing In The Netherlands
Financial Times: Dutch propose full-scale road pricing system
This one ended on an odd note: "Getting the technology right could prove challenging. Germany’s lorry-charging scheme was delayed as the satellite system that it chose became confused by tall buildings."even a car-review magazine: Road charging going Dutch
That system used technology from well over five years ago and is no longer a problem. The technology to be used in Holland will be at least a two full generations ahead of that earlier technology.
AutoCar: Holland launches road-charging
One of the comments on this last one is interesting:and according to the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management --- GNSS Road Pricing will be used.
"This kinda worries me because if it does actually work the British government would introduce it in our country, only to make a complete hash of it."
This tells me there is at least one Brit who thinks it might work, but assumes his government can't figure it out. I assumed that no one made that kind of subtle distinction in Britain anymore, and that like Peter Roberts "no" has no flavors.
When you read a lot of articles, reports and blogs and browse the comments to many of these, you can sort all of them into one of four intellectual camps:
Conspiracy (Governments are greedy or incompetent)
Status Quo (Just increase the gas tax!)
Panic (Charge vehicle mile traveled ASAP; tends to happen in US mostly)
Market (Charge distance by time and place of consumption)