COST-EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION OF FREEWAY DESIGN ALTERNATIVES

A FREEWAY TRAFFIC EVALUATION MODEL HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND APPLIED IN THE EVALUATION DESIGN ALTERNATIVES. THE INPUT FOR THE MODEL CONSISTS OF FREEWAY ROUTE CHARACTERISTICS AND ORIGIN-DESTINATION DEMAND PATTERNS. THE MODEL PROCESSES THIS INFORMATION THROUGH THE USE OF QUEUEING AND NON-QUEUEING SUBMODELS AND RESULTS IN THE CALCULATION OF THE TOTAL PASSENGER TIME EXPENDED FOR A GIVEN TRAFFIC DEMAND OVER A GIVEN DESIGN FREEWAY. THE MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS, TOTAL PASSENGER TIME, CAN BE DETERMINED FROM THE MODEL FOR VARIOUS DESIGN ALTERNATIVES. THE ANNUAL COST OF THE VARIOUS DESIGN ALTERNATIVES ARE DETERMINED AND COMBINED WITH THE MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS TO DETERMINE THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF EACH DESIGN ALTERNATIVE. AN EXAMPLE PROBLEM IS CONTAINED IN THE PAPER WHICH RESULTS IN A COST EFFECTIVENESS CURVE OF THE STAGE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DESIGN ALTERNATIVES USING BRANCH-AND-BOUND MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES. /NTIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Eldor, M
    • May, A D
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM