OPTIMAL ROAD TOLLS UNDER CONDITIONS OF QUEUEING AND CONGESTION

In this paper, the authors present a bi-level programming approach for determination of road toll patterns. The lower-level problem represents a queueing network equilibrium model that describes user's route choice behavior under conditions of both queueing and congestion. The upper-level problem is to determine road tolls to optimize a given system's performance while considering users' route choice behavior. Sensitivity analysis is also performed for the queueing network equilibrium problem to obtain the derivatives of equilibrium link flows with respect to link tolls. This derivative information is then applied to the evaluation of alternative road pricing policies and to the development of heuristic algorithms for the bi-level road pricing problem.

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  • Authors:
    • Yan, Hongzhong
    • Lam, WHK
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 25 1996 12:00AM