ESTIMATES OF OPTIMAL CONGESTION TOLLS

This paper contains a survey of empirical estimates of optimal congestion tolls under various degrees of congestion. A short discussion of the way tolls reduce travel time for toll road users is included. The models employed represent two genera, one of which represents assumptions and efforts of a group of British authors. The other genus is a similarly related set of papers by American authors. All the papers consider only time and money price variation from the standpoint of facility users; general equilibrium effects on the land and other markets were not treated. This paper compares and summarizes both genera of optimal toll estimates under various congestion (speed) levels. /GMRL/

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    Urban Institute

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  • Authors:
    • McGillivray, R G
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Pagination: 19 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00148729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 1212-8-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM