An attempt is made to present a comprehensive feasibility study and recommendations for peak-hour charges and the impact that carpooling and commuter discounts have upon congestion. Coefficients of elasticity were derived that would reflect a motorists reaction to any toll charge, peak period or otherwise. Elasticities for automobiles and for commercial vehicles were developed by market group. Also developed was a unique and complex simulation model which, in addition to providing the estimated traffic and revenue resulting from a given toll schedule, also generated estimates of delay time, the various energy and environmental impacts of delay, vehicle miles travelled and other pertinent data. As a means of evaluating toll schedules, specific yardsticks or measures were developed to determine their impact on various factors such as transit patronage, pollution, congestion, energy consumption, etc. The selection and evaluation of candidate toll schedules are also covered. The major conclusions drawn from the study and the recommendations made are given. Details are also given of the study method (including the computer program, the data base, models, capacity restraints, etc.), elasticities and patterns of travel behavior, and the analysis of the final candidate toll schedules. Data and detailed descriptions mentioned in or expanding the main report are included in 3 appendices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10003-1604
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1982 12:00AM