Dynamic tolling strategies for managed lanes

Yafeng Yin, Yingyan Lou

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Abstract

This paper proposes two sensible approaches that may be potentially implemented in practice to determine pricing strategies for operating managed toll lanes. The tolls vary dynamically in response to real-time traffic conditions in order to provide a superior free-flow travel service to the users of the toll lanes while maximizing the freeway's throughput. Simulation experiments are conducted to validate and compare the proposed approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transportation Engineering
Volume135
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pricing
  • Time dependence
  • Tolls
  • Traffic congestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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