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Approach to Congestion Optimum Toll in Traffic Networks

  • Manuel A. Gomez-Suarez
  • Luis P. Pedreira-Andrade
  • J. Antonio Seijas-Macias
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 48)

Abstract

In this article we study the pricing of transportation in congestion highways. The traditional approach to tolls consider the introduction of marginal tolls into networks as a solution to congestion. Recently, some authors consider another type of tolls, minimum-revenue tolls, where they get the same effect than with marginal tolls by means of tolling only a few links in the network. In [2] an algorithm using a link-path formulation for a multicommodity assignment problem is presented. We use minimum revenue tolls using a link-node formulation, for only one single commodity and multiple O-D pairs, with a better performance of the algorithm.

Keywords

Optimum toll traffic assignment pricing in transportation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel A. Gomez-Suarez
    • 1
  • Luis P. Pedreira-Andrade
    • 1
  • J. Antonio Seijas-Macias
    • 1
  1. 1.University of A CorunaSpain

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