FOI request detail

Project Detroit deployment

Request ID: FOI-3029-2324
Date published: 22 December 2023

You asked

Please can you confirm that Project Detroit is intended for use in London only, or whether there are plans to use 'the system' to support other regions CAZs and/or for a national scheme including but not exclusively for 'pay per mile'. Please bear in mind your response will be shared publicly in order that it can be used in any future legal case.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-3029-2324

Thank you for your request received on 26 November 2023 asking for information about Project Detroit.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Transport for London (TfL) is working to build a new core technology platform for existing road user charging schemes to replace the currently outsourced system as the current contract expires in 2026. The confirmed scope of this project is to replicate the capability of the existing charging system that processes automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) events and according to a set of pre-defined business rules to support the Congestion Charge, HGV permit scheme linked to the Direct Vision Standard, Low Emission Zone, Ultra Low Emission Zone, and, in the future, user charges at the Blackwall and Silvertown Tunnels (collectively known as Road User Charging, RUC). As has been explained previously, pay-per-mile charging has been ruled out by the Mayor and no such scheme is on the table.

If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]

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