VEHICULAR CHARGES ON HIGHWAY TOLL FACILITIES

THE VARIATION IN TOLL CHARGES IS EXAMINED FOR VEHICLE TYPE, SIZE, AND WEIGHT ON 137 PUBLICLY OWNED TOLL FACILITIES. TOLL CHARGES ON EACH FACILITY WERE DETERMINED FOR EACH OF 15 SELECTED VEHICLES AND COMBINATIONS RANGING IN SIZE FROM A LIGHT PASSENGER CAR TO A TRUCK-TRAILER COMBINATION HAVING A MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF 72,000 LB. TOLL CHARGES ON PUBLICLY OWNED TOLL FACILITIES INCREASE WITH VEHICLE WEIGHT, ALTHOUGH NOT PRECISELY. TOLL ROADS GRADUATE TOLL CHARGES A LITTLE MORE SEVERELY WITH THE WEIGHT OF VEHICLE THAN DO TOLL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS BUT NOT AS SEVERELY AS DO FERRIES. THIS SITUATION IS ILLUSTRATED BY THE RELATION BETWEEN THE TOLLS CHARGED A LIGHT PASSENGER CAR AND THOSE CHARGED A THREE-AXLE, TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATION. THIS VEHICLE COMBINATION, THE HEAVIEST THAT CAN USE ALL OF THE TOLL FACILITIES INCLUDED IN THE STUDY, HAS A MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT OF 40,000 LB. AND AN AVERAGE OPERATING GROSS WEIGHT OF 27,000 LB. DETAILED DATA CONFIRM THAT ON TOLL BRIDGES, TUNNELS, AND ROADS THE VARIATION OF TOLL CHARGES WITH GROSS WEIGHT OR AXLE LOAD IS DEFINETLY LESS THAN PROPORTIONAL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 32, pp 45-67, 21 FIG, 23 TAB, 6 REF
  • Authors:
    • Duzan, H C
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 13-16, 1953
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM