Accession Number : ADA268080


Title :   Analysis of Road Pricing, Metering and the Priority Treatment of High Occupancy Vehicles Using System Dynamics


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Castillo, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268080.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : Transportation Systems Management (TSM) employs various techniques such as road pricing, metering and the priority treatment of high occupancy vehicles (HOVs) in an effort to make more efficient use of existing transportation facilities. Efficiency is improved in terms of moving more people through the facility while simultaneously reducing the number of vehicles using the facility. This report uses a hypothetical toll facility and examines four computer modeling approaches to determine which of the approaches are valid in terms of predicting the behavior of trip makers seeking to use the facility in response to various combinations of TSM techniques. Once an approach has been determined to be valid, seven different combination of TSM techniques, or strategies, are compared to a base strategy to determine what strategy or strategies are most affective in achieving the goals of TSM


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *LAND TRANSPORTATION , *ROADS , *GROUND TRAFFIC , VELOCITY , STRATEGY , VEHICLES , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , EFFICIENCY , FLOW RATE , COMPUTERS , MANAGEMENT , TRANSPORTATION


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE