Congestion Pricing Design with Environmental Justice and Utility-Based Equity

Consider a region of arbitrary shape with multiple Central Business Districts (CBDs) competing for multi-class users that are distributed continuously over the region. Within this region, the road network is represented as a continuum and users patronize in a two-dimensional continuum transportation system to travel to their chosen CBD. In this paper, a cordon-based congestion-pricing model for this continuum network is developed and the optimal location and toll level of the charging cordon is selected based on the utility-based equity, environmental justice, acceptability and social benefit of the charging schemes. This model is solved by using the finite element method and a promising Newtonian-based solution algorithm. A numerical example is given to show the usefulness of the proposed model, algorithm and criteria for cordon design and selection.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3338
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:40AM