Analysis of the Dynamic System Optimum and Externalities with Departure Time Choice

This paper aims to analyze the dynamic system optimal assignment with departure time choice, which is an important, yet undeveloped area. The dynamic system optimal assignment process suggests that there is a central “system manager” to distribute network traffic over time within a fixed horizon. Consequently, the total, rather than individual, travel costs of all travelers through the network is minimized. Although the system optimal assignment is not a realistic representation of network traffic, it provides a bound of how one can make the best use of the road system, and as such it is a useful benchmark for evaluating various transport policy measures. These measures include time-varying pricing network access control and road capacity management.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 301-326
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and Traffic Theory 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01076768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080453750
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2007 10:31AM