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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Kacir, K
    • Memmott, J L
    • Ruffley, R
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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