ASSESSMENT OF CONGESTION PRICING FOR REDUCING URBAN CONGESTION AND IMPROVING AIR QUALITY. FINAL REPORT

The principal goal of this study is to provide Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) engineers and officials with information and approaches that would assist in: 1) determining the potential of road pricing for urban congestion control, air quality enhancement, and revenue generation in Texas; and 2) developing a strategy for possible implementation of road pricing in Texas. Previous experience with congestion pricing in the U.S. and overseas is reviewed, revealing successful aspects as well as areas of concern. An integrated methodology for the evaluation of the networkwide traffic and air quality impacts of particular pricing schemes is developed. It is based on the DYNASMART dynamic simulation-assignment framework, expanded to incorporate specific user responses to pricing. An extensive stated preference survey of residents of Dallas, Houston, El Paso, and San Antonio is also conducted, indicating generally negative public attitudes towards pricing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Use of Congestion Pricing for Reducing Urban Congestion as a Revenue Source and Compliance with the Clean Air Act.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Acha-Daza, J
    • Moore, R
    • Mahmassani, H S
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-95-1321-1F, Res Rept 1321-1F, CTR 0-1321-1F
  • Contract Numbers: Study 0-1321
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 24 1996 12:00AM