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User-Optimal and System-Optimal Route Choices for a Large Road Network

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  • Boyce David

    () (Northwestern University)

  • Xiong Qian

    (TJKM Transportation Consultants)

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Solutions to the route choice problem for assumptions of user-optimality and system-optimality are presented for the road network of the Chicago region. Regionwide results show a 5% decrease in total travel time would be achieved during the morning peak period, if a system-optimal solution based on travel times were implemented. Among the costs of this solution is a 1.5% increase in vehicle-miles traveled. Findings for differences in link flows and individual origin-destination pairs complete the paper.

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  • Boyce David & Xiong Qian, 2004. "User-Optimal and System-Optimal Route Choices for a Large Road Network," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 3(4), pages 1-10, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:3:y:2004:i:4:n:3
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    1. Bagloee, Saeed Asadi & Sarvi, Majid & Wolshon, Brian & Dixit, Vinayak, 2017. "Identifying critical disruption scenarios and a global robustness index tailored to real life road networks," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 98(C), pages 60-81.

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