FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE ROAD-USER COST OF URBAN TRAFFIC CONGESTION

THIS REPORT DESCRIBES TESTING THE FEASIBILITY AND ECONOMY OF ROUTINELY PERFORMING SPEED-AND-DELAY RUNS WITH A TACHOGRAPH AND THEN CONVERTING THE RESULTING GRAPH TO A DOLLAR COST OF CONGESTION BY MEANS OF A COMPUTER SOLUTION OF ROBLEY WINFREY'S TABLES. BASED ON THE FINDINGS FOR ATLANTA'S NORTHEAST FREEWAY (EVENING PEAK), IT CAN BE CONCLUDED THAT THE METHOD IS SUCESSFUL. THE COMPUTER SOLUTION WAS FOUND TO BE SUFFICIENTLY ECONOMICAL OF TIME AND MONEY AS TO RECOMMEND ITSELF FOR WIDESPREAD USE. FURTHER EVALUATION OF SPEED-AND-DELAY RECORDING DEVICES IS NECESSARY IN ORDER THAT CONCLUSIONS CAN BE DRAWN AS TO EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATE FOR MONITORING CONGESTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Parsonson, P S
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1972 12:00AM