Congestion Charging, Road Pricing, Travel Demand and Transport Modeling

There is a considerable interest in introducing road pricing at the policy level throughout the world. Road pricing means restructuring the pricing schema to a more user charge based system and using this system to influence transport demand. The technical feasibility of road pricing has been proven in several cities and regions, but there remain questions regarding the transport demand effects of specific road pricing schemes. This research project developed models to establish the transport network and demand in Switzerland for the reference year 2030, then used these models to quantify the effects of six road pricing schemes on travel demand (destination, mode, route and departure time choice), and to estimate the impact of these road pricing schemes on land use, road safety and the environment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3265
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:37AM