Computational procedure for design and prototype of a toll plaza

Procedimento e protótipo computacional para dimensionamento de uma praça de pedágio

This article proposes a procedure for the design of the layout of toll plazas in order to subsidize the implementation of these in new highways concessions or improving existing ones, aiming at a better level of service to the highway user. A computer program prototype was developed for defining the characteristics of the toll plaza from a desired level of service. For that, initially, this article presents a characterization of toll plazas about payment type, location of the plaza in the highway system, the layout and the main elements of design. Based on these analyses, a procedure is proposed for dimensioning toll plazas considering the relationship between toll plazas’ characteristics and the desired level-of-service to the highway user.


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  • Accession Number: 01490745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2013 6:44PM