FEASIBILITY OF CONGESTION PRICING AS AN ENERGY CONSERVATION DEVICE. FINAL REPORT
This report is a feasibility study of the potential of congestion pricing as an energy conservation measure. Although congestion pricing entails many different strategies or schemes, this report primarily focuses on road pricing for highway type facilities. This report evaluates existing and planned toll roads for their involvement with automatic vehicle identification and electronic toll collection, since these two technologies are viewed as vital elements in any congestion pricing program or scheme. The economic feasibility of congestion pricing is evaluated. Case studies are made in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Oslo, Norway. The impact on fuel consumption is made using a freeway simulation model. The analysis of fuel consumption focuses on using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane as a congestion priced facility. Issues associated with congestion pricing are discussed. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are made on the potential congestion pricing holds towards reducing fuel consumption.
- This study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
College Station, TX United States 77843-3135
- Kacir, K
- Memmott, J L
- Ruffley, R
- Publication Date: 1994-8
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 141 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated toll collection; Automatic vehicle identification; Case studies; Congestion pricing; Energy conservation; Feasibility analysis; Fuel consumption; High occupancy vehicle lanes; Road pricing; Toll roads
- Geographic Terms: Hong Kong (China); Oslo (Norway); Singapore
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00675324
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/94/60029-1, Res Rept 60029-1
- Contract Numbers: 0079
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 20 1995 12:00AM