Evaluation of toll collection performance using traffic simulation

Intelligent transport systems (ITS)can be evaluated either by field research or by laboratory simulation models. Field research is extremely costly and time consuming. Simulation is a more appropriate way of evaluating ITS. This work evaluates the implementation of an ITS approach to improving the capacity of a current toll plaza configuration. Using AIMSUN, the thesis developed a model for the purpose of evaluating toll collection performance. Toll booth delay and section time data were collected in the field enabling the construction and calibration of a base model that closely resembled the current situation. Calibration was to an adequate confidence level to ensure integrity of results. A number of scenarios were run aimed at quantifying the performance of different toll collection mechanisms and analysing the impact fully automated E toll systems would have on future flows. The results showed that four fully automated E toll lanes could support expected 2011 traffic flows.(a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214133.

  • Authors:
    • POON, N
    • DIA, H
  • Publication Date: 2005-12


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  • Accession Number: 01043118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:18AM