EFFECTS OF DRIVER INFORMATION IN THE BOTTLENECK MODEL. IN: BEHAVIORAL AND NETWORK IMPACTS OF DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The purpose of this project is to review and extend recent research with the bottleneck model on the positive and normative effects of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) on trip timing. This work complements research and simulation models by attempting, using analytical methods, to develop an understanding of the complex behavioral responses of drivers to information. Two equilibrium regimes are considered: Stochastic User Equilibrium (SUE) and Stochastic System Optimum (SSO). SUE is arguably the appropriate solution concept when travel is toll free, which is the case of most roads today. But with the growing worldwide interest in congestion pricing it is also relevant to consider the SSO. Future road pricing schemes are likely to fall in the range between free access and sophisticated network-wide tolling; hence the impacts of ATIS on the SUE and SSO may span their impacts in practice. A comparison of the effects of ATIS on these two regimes may also indicate how sensitive the efficiency gains from information are to the nature of pricing.

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    Ashgate Publishing Company

    110 Cherry Street, Suite 3-1
    Burlington, VT  United States  05401-3818
  • Authors:
    • Lindsey, R
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840145064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2000 12:00AM