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Modelling the impact of alternative pricing policies on an urban multimodal traffic corridor


  • Inturri, Giuseppe
  • Ignaccolo, Matteo


This paper investigates the effects of alternative or joint schemes of road pricing and parking pricing to verify if private behaviour in operating parking facilities, road tolling and transit systems can lead to profitable results in the private sector and for public welfare. The evaluation is carried out using an idealised urban multimodal traffic corridor with some numerical examples that show the effects of different pricing policies. A Deterministic User Equilibrium assignment procedure is used to calculate certain performance indicators such as user travel costs, social costs and private profit. The results show that the system is highly sensitive to pricing policy and that a proper joint pricing of park-and-ride facilities, city centre parking and road tolls can be developed to simultaneously attain good private and social benefits.

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  • Inturri, Giuseppe & Ignaccolo, Matteo, 2011. "Modelling the impact of alternative pricing policies on an urban multimodal traffic corridor," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 777-785, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:18:y:2011:i:6:p:777-785

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    1. Lu, Xiao-Shan & Liu, Tian-Liang & Huang, Hai-Jun, 2015. "Pricing and mode choice based on nested logit model with trip-chain costs," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 76-88.


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