Dynamic Congestion and Tolls with Mobile Source Emission

This paper proposes a dynamic congestion pricing model that takes into account mobile source emissions. The authors consider a tollable vehicular network where the users selfishly minimize their own travel costs, including travel time, early/late arrival penalties and tolls. On top of that, the authors assume that part of the network can be tolled by a central authority, whose objective is to minimize both total travel costs of road users and total emission on a network-wide level. The model is formulated as mathematical programming with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) problem and then reformulated as mathematical programming with complementarity constraints (MPCC). The MPCC is solved using a quadratic penalty-based gradient projection algorithm. A numerical study on a toy network illustrates the effectiveness of the tolling strategy and reveals a Braess-type paradox in the context of traffic-derived emission.


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  • Accession Number: 01490318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2013 1:17PM