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Distance-dependent congestion pricing for downtown zones

Carlos F. Daganzo and Lewis J. Lehe

Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 2015, vol. 75, issue C, 89-99

Abstract: A growing literature exploits macroscopic theories of traffic to model congestion pricing policies in downtown zones. This study introduces trip length heterogeneity into this analysis and proposes a usage-based, time-varying congestion toll that alleviates congestion while prioritizing shorter trips. Unlike conventional trip-based tolls the scheme is intended to align the fees paid by drivers with the actual congestion damage they do, and to increase the toll’s benefits as a result.

Keywords: Morning commute problem; Usage-based congestion pricing; Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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