Comparison of two dynamic transportation models: The case of Stockholm congestion charging
AbstractThis paper reviews the transportation models used for predicting impacts of congestion charging in European cities and carries out in-depth comparison of two such models, METROPOLIS and SILVESTER. Both are mesoscopic dynamic models involving modal split, route choice and departure time choice calibrated for the Stockholm baseline situation without charges and applied for modeling effects of congestion charging. The results obtained from the two models are mutually compared and validated against actual outcome of the Stockholm congestion charging scheme. Both models provide significant improvement in realism over static models. However results of cost benefit analysis may differ substantially.
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Congestion charges; Congestion pricing; Road pricing; Transportation models; Dynamic assignment; Mesoscopic models; Departure time choice;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-02-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-TRE-2013-02-03 (Transport Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-02-03 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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