Transportation Research, Economics and Policy

Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing

Authors: McDonald, J. F., d'Ouville, Edmond L., Louie Nan Liu

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Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing offers the most extensive examination to date of the relationship between congestion tolls and highway capacity in the long run. This study breaks new ground in the economic theory of optimal road capacity by including theoretical contributions, empirical studies, and simulation experiments that all pertain to the general topic reflected in the title. The book is organized into four sections: 1) highway traffic flow; 2) commuter choice of tollways versus freeways; 3) congestion pricing in the short run; and 4) road capacity and pricing in the long run.
In particular, the first section on highway traffic flow examines the chief models and empirical studies of vehicular flow on urban highways. The second section of the book is a theoretical and empirical examination of the choice that commuters make between urban tollways and freeways. The third section is devoted to congestion pricing in the short run, the time period in which the urban highway facilities are taken as given. This section is the most important part of the book from the standpoint of public policy. The fourth and last section of the book considers road capacity and pricing in the long run, with the concluding chapter gathering the authors' main results in one place and making recommendations both for current policy and for future research.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McDonald, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • An Engineering Model of Traffic Flow

    McDonald, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 9-14

  • Highway Traffic Flow and the ‘Uneconomic’ Region of Production

    McDonald, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • An Empirical Model of Highway Traffic Flow

    McDonald, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Theory of Route Choice and the Value of Time

    McDonald, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 37-42

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing
Authors
Series Title
Transportation Research, Economics and Policy
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5231-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5231-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8631-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7384-1
Series ISSN
1572-4387
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 240
Topics