A Modeling Framework for Evaluating Road Pricing Schemes with Daily Price-Cap and Destination Credit

This study explores five second-best road-user toll schemes: inflow cordon, bi-directional cordon, price-cap cordon, area-based toll, and area-based toll with destination credits. Unlike the inflow and bi-directional cordon toll schemes, the other three schemes are not examined intensively in literature. The price-cap cordon scheme is similar to the Stockholm road pricing system which introduces a maximum daily charge. The area-based toll with destination credits involves rebating the revenue collected to users. This paper analyzes these five variations of city-center based road pricing schemes using a trip-chain-based network equilibrium model with non-link-additive costs. The model and partial-linearization algorithm are extended to handle these non-additive toll schemes. This paper proposes algorithms for finding the shortest-path under these complex toll schemes. The model and algorithm is applied to a real-world network of Utsunomiya, Japan, to compare the optimal toll levels, revenues, and social surpluses of the five toll schemes.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0140
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:08AM