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


  • Boyce David

    () (Northwestern University)

  • Xiong Qian

    (TJKM Transportation Consultants)


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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