Quick Link Selection Method by Using Pricing Strategy Based on User Equilibrium for Implementing an Effective Urban Travel Demand Management

  • Shahriar Afandizadeh Zargari PhD, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
  • Hamid Mirzahossein PhD Candidate, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • Yi-Chang Chiu Ph.D., Associate Professor. Department of Civil Engineering and engineering Mechanics College of Engineering, The University of Arizona
Keywords: congestion, minimization, hidden cost, user equilibrium, link selection method, urban travel demand management (UTDM),

Abstract

This paper presents a two-stage model of optimization as a quick method to choose the best potential links for implementing urban travel demand management (UTDM) strategy like road pricing. The model is optimized by minimizing the hidden cost of congestion based on user equilibrium (MHCCUE). It forecasts the exact amount of flows and tolls for links in user equilibrium condition to determine the hidden cost for each link to optimize the link selection based on the network congestion priority. The results show that not only the amount of total cost is decreased, but also the number of selected links for pricing is reduced as compared with the previous toll minimization methods. Moreover, as this model just uses the traffic assignment data for calculation, it could be considered as a quick and optimum solution for choosing the potential links.

Author Biographies

Shahriar Afandizadeh Zargari, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
Associate professor of Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in field of transportation planning and engineering.
Hamid Mirzahossein, PhD Candidate, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
I am PhD candidate at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). Iran University of Science and Technology is one of the top three universities in Iran. Also, I worked as a PhD visiting scholar at the University of Arizona (UA) in the summer and fall semesters of 2014. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 19th in research and development expenditures among public universities and colleges, and 30th among public and private universities and colleges in USA.
Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Department of Civil Engineering and engineering Mechanics College of Engineering, The University of Arizona
An Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Yi-Chang is a renowned researcher and innovator in the area of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and incentive-based active demand management. He is also a principal developer and consultant to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Yi-Chang has a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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2016-12-16
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Afandizadeh Zargari S, Mirzahossein H, Chiu Y-C. Quick Link Selection Method by Using Pricing Strategy Based on User Equilibrium for Implementing an Effective Urban Travel Demand Management. PROMET [Internet]. 2016Dec.16 [cited 2020Sep.21];28(6):605-14. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/2019
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