Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

226

Last Page

236

DOI

10.1080/21680566.2013.856776

Abstract

This paper proposes an anticipatory reliability pricing concept and investigates the potential effectiveness of implementing time-varying and state-dependent reliability tolls in tandem with real-time traffic estimation and prediction systems. Travel reliability, related to the flow breakdown probability, is conveyed to drivers in the form of a dynamic toll, for consideration in their route selection. In addition, to manage the traffic proactively a rolling horizon approach is used to generate dynamic tolls based on predicted traffic conditions. The experimental results show that anticipatory reliability tolls could divert travellers away from actual or likely bottlenecks that experience unstable flow, and thus contribute to reducing congestion on toll roads and increasing system utilisation.

Research Focus Area

Transportation Engineering

Comments

This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Dong, Jing, and Hani Mahmassani. "Improving network traffic flow reliability through dynamic anticipatory tolls." Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics 1, no. 3 (2013): 226-236, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1080/21680566.2013.856776. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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