A GENERALIZED CONGESTION FUNCTION FOR HIGHWAY TRAVEL

Urban planners designing the optimal scale and pricing of highway services must pay close attention to the choice of the functional form used to describe the relationship between highway speed and the volume of roadway traffic. This paper presents a generalized congestion function (GCF) which allows us to select the preferred (by a maximum likelihood criterion) speed-volume specification. The most prominent previous speed-volume models are all shown to be special cases of GCF. Failure to use the GCF approach may be very costly. /GMRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Inman, R P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00183104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2002 12:00AM