Evaluation of differential pricing strategies on congested freeway corridors - A case study of the Hsuehshan tunnel of freeway no. 5

Shou-Ren Hu, C. P. Chu, H. P. Huang

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the congestion pricing policy on differential schemes under the first-best, second-best and distance-based tolling principles in a static network. We aim to address the problem and constraint associated with the current double tolling policy, which is the ceiling by law, on the national freeway system in Taiwan. The targeted group is the motorists who pass through the Hsuehshan tunnel segment during series holidays. According to the empirical study results, the congestion toll of the first-best and second-best policies on the tunnel section is at least two times higher than that of the distance-based toll in every simulation scenario. The numerical analysis results would have policy implications for the freeway bureau and government office to enhance the ceiling of the toll rate for a better freeway service during peak periods on a congested freeway corridor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Transport Analytics
EditorsSylvia Y. He, Yong-Hong Kuo, C.H. Cheng, Janny M.Y. Leung
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages21-27
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581440
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Urban Transport Analytics, HKSTS 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201514 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics

Conference

Conference20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Urban Transport Analytics, HKSTS 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/12/1514/12/15

Keywords

  • Congestion pricing
  • Differential pricing policy
  • Long tunnel

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