Mathematical and Computational Models for Congestion Charging

  • Siriphong Lawphongpanich
  • Donald W. Hearn
  • Michael J. Smith

Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Robert A. Abrams, Jane N. Hagstrom
    Pages 1-22
  3. Lihui Bai, Donald W. Hearn, Siriphong Lawphongpanich
    Pages 23-44
  4. Dimitris Bertsimas, Georgia Perakis
    Pages 45-79
  5. Leonid Engelson, Per Olov Lindberg
    Pages 81-104
  6. André de Palma, Yurii Nesterov
    Pages 143-157

About this book


Although transportation economists have advocated the tolling of urban streets as a mechanism for controlling congestion and managing travel demands for over 50 years, it is only recently that this idea has become practical. When compared to the alternative of building more roads, congestion pricing—in particular via electronic tolling—is attractive and has been adopted in countries around the world. Recent implementations in London, Singapore, and various cities in Norway, as well as a number of projects in the United States, have been judged successful.

This book presents rigorous treatments of issues related to congestion pricing. The chapters describe recent advances in areas such as mathematical and computational models for predicting traffic congestion, determining when, where, and how much to levy tolls, and analyzing the impact of tolls on transporation systems. The analyses and methodologies developed in this book provide

  1. Mechanisms that aid in determining and comparing congestion pricing schemes;
  2. Methodologies for evaluating the efficiency of existing and proposed congestion pricing schemes;
  3. A means to predict the impact of pricing on urban transporation systems;
  4. Information essential to the financial and political success of congestion pricing programs.



This book is intended for applied mathematicians working on transportation problems, transportation scientists and planners, students in transportation science, and students taking advanced courses on transportation science, operations research, and optimization.


Congestion pricing Network analysis RID Transport Transportation planning United States Variational inequality calculus optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Siriphong Lawphongpanich
    • 1
  • Donald W. Hearn
    • 1
  • Michael J. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.The University of YorkUK

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