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Highway Alignment Optimization Using Cost-Benefit Analysis Under User Equilibrium

Avijit Maji, Manoj K. Jha
2011 International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems  
Highway Alignment Optimization Using Cost-Benefit Analysis Under User Equilibrium Avijit Maji, Maryland State Highway Administration, USA Manoj K.  ...  A new methodology is developed in this paper to optimize a new three-dimensional highway alignment based on the existing highway alignment system information using a cost-benefit analysis approach.  ... 
doi:10.4018/joris.2011100102 fatcat:npypyvuduvgozj2c73zuyymige


Dong-Joo MOON, Chang-Ho PARK
2002 IATSS Research  
This study approaches this congestion pricing scheme with two different social welfare maximization problems, both of which search for the optimal solutions through general equilibrium analysis.  ...  This paper deals with pricing and investment decision problems of multi-route and multi-period highway systems in which the congestion is a significant factor in the assessment of system costs.  ...  This net benefit maximization problem searches for the optimal investment and pricing rules through partial equilibrium analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0386-1112(14)60081-9 fatcat:kdgd52djnnevnixorcqmqg3dhu

Can privatization of U.S. highways improve motorists' welfare?

Clifford Winston, Jia Yan
2011 Journal of Public Economics  
Surprisingly, we find that by obtaining tolls and service that align with their varying preferences, motorists may be better off negotiating with a monopolist than with duopoly providers or under public-private  ...  We find motorists are able to benefit from privatization by negotiating tolls with private providers that increase their consumer surplus.  ...  Equilibrium The analysis of highway privatization can be formulated as a sequential-moves game.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2011.01.005 fatcat:z7z6v7hq2vap7ix72rq2mgunta


Timothy D. Hau
2005 Transportmetrica  
What we have described is the long-run equilibrium of an optimally designed capacity of a road network under constant returns.  ...  By pursuing this pricing policy for each stretch of road, the use of a non-optimal, existing highway network would be optimized.  ...  The 'British' approach uses the change in total benefits and change in total costs.  ... 
doi:10.1080/18128600508685644 fatcat:slucdz2ysngmxhmda6vs2yh3wi

Integrating Origin-Destination Survey and Stochastic User Equilibrium: A Case Study for Route Relocation

Deo Chimba, Daniel Emaasit, Boniphace Kutela
2012 Journal of Transportation Technologies  
The paper analyses integrating Origin-Destination (O-D) survey results with Stochastic User Equilibrium (SUE) in traffic assignment.  ...  The travel time was optimized through the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) equation found in 2000 HCM. The optimal trips found from the SUE were then used to propose the final alignment of the new route.  ...  Study Objectives This study therefore combines the O-D survey with the traffic assignment analysis using stochastic user equilibrium in route relocation study.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jtts.2012.24032 fatcat:xps7ugfkg5fefkznwxgqh3wrdy

A performance-based Pavement Management System for the road network of Montreal city—a conceptual framework [chapter]

Md Amin, Luis Amador-Jiménez
2014 Asphalt Pavements  
As of today, implementations of pavement management systems (PMS) are dedicated to achieve optimal levels of condition under budget restrictions.  ...  Other important objectives (e.g. mobility, safety, accessibility and social cost), along with investments to upgrade and expand the network, are normally left outside the modeling.  ...  The traffic assignment models (All-or-Nothing, STOCH, Incremental, Capacity Restraint, User Equilibrium, Stochastic User Equilibrium, and System Optimum) predict the network flows that are associated with  ... 
doi:10.1201/b17219-36 fatcat:op5csuhkrvcs3fmqynciub564m

Traditional Procurement versus Public–Private Partnership: A Comparison of Procurement Modalities Focusing on Bundling Contract Effects

Hojun Lee, Kiwan Kim
2018 Social Science Research Network  
Traditional Procurement Here, we study a typical traditional procurement mechanism and derive the equilibrium to compare it with the equilibrium under PPP.  ...  In a typical BTO project, P gets revenue from the user fee, with the revenue amount depending on the number of users, , of the facility under a certain level of user fee.  ...  This study explores an optimal structure of procurement contracts between the public and private sectors by comparing traditional procurement and public-private partnerships (PPP).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3339138 fatcat:nmb7f7orf5flpe55llvkknc2qi

Highway Development Decision-Making under Uncertainty: A Real Options Approach

Tong Zhao, Satheesh K. Sundararajan, Chung-Li Tseng
2004 Journal of Infrastructure Systems  
A highway system development involves huge irreversible investments, and requires rigorous modeling and analysis before the implementation decision is made.  ...  This model makes a radical and conceptual step towards optimal decision making in highway engineering, which achieves decision-making optimality that is generally not well defined in traditional policy-based  ...  Acknowledgment This research is in part supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0100186.  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)1076-0342(2004)10:1(23) fatcat:ats42zcjtzbrhkb63uonpcfd5u

Applications of Power Rail Track Program to Tracings of Brazilian Railways

Sonia Janneth Rosero Muñoz, Mhileizer Arielys Toledo Arenas, Diógenes Cortijo Costa, Cassio Eduardo Lima de Paiva
2016 Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture  
In Brazil, the use of software and applications in railway geometric designs is rare.  ...  the geometry and reducing geometric design costs.  ...  Power Rail Track allows users to optimize the horizontal and vertical geometry-a way to reduce project costs.  ... 
doi:10.17265/1934-7359/2016.04.013 fatcat:ur23v477zvd6nfosr4g7tejury

Peak-Load Pricing in Portland: Theory, Application, and Recommendations for Central Business District Pricing Policy

Camille Mikkelsen, Portland State University
2021 Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs  
In order to make good microeconomic policy in the public sector, non-rivalrous goods and joint costs need to be addressed.  ...  One field where non-rivalrous goods and joint costs are important to consider is in the economics of peak-load pricing and transportation policy.  ...  According to McMullen, "the optimal user fee for a public agency to charge is one that makes the total price paid for the vehicle trip equal to its marginal cost." 8 Looking back at Figure 1 , line D2  ... 
doi:10.15760/hgjpa.2021.5.1.4 fatcat:2ge47zdsxzb2vkkv7xsb4e3meq

Sustainable Maintenance of low level road network

Jan Mikolaj, L'uboš Remek, V. Andreev, T. Matseevich, A. Ter-Martirosyan, A. Adamtsevich
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Secondly, a simple method, based on road user cost, is introduced that administrator can use to prepare a list of road section eligible for repair according to their repair priority.  ...  This article describes an easy to use method, based on predetermined maintenance repair & rehabilitation standards.  ...  This knowledge can be used in calculation of vehicle speed and road user costs for any generic cost benefit analysis procedures.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201819604063 fatcat:g6dyi3mxuzhqfa5fbynf3rpqsy

The Theory of Incentives Applied to the Transport Sector

Elisabetta Iossa, David Martimort
2009 Social Science Research Network  
We consider the factors that affect the optimal allocation of demand risk and their implications for the choice of contract length.  ...  Building upon Iossa and Martimort (2008) , we study the main incentive issues and the form of optimal contracts for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in transports.  ...  Acknowledgements We wish to thank Emile Quinet and Richard Lindsey who invited us to contribute this chapter and provided extensive comments on a first version that improved exposition.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1346884 fatcat:ggxsyuzolzespcxq4fupixxmca

Towards a Socially Optimal Multi-Modal Routing Platform [article]

Chinmaya Samal, Liyuan Zheng, Fangzhou Sun, Lillian J. Ratliff, Abhishek Dubey
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We have adapted the MATSim simulator framework to incorporate the proposed algorithms present a simulation analysis of a case study in Nashville, Tennessee that assesses the effects of our routing models  ...  There is a large body of work in this area that focuses on characterizing the gap between the selfishly selected user equilibrium (Wardrop equilibrium) [Wardrop 1952 ] and the social optimal solution  ...  In large part, the key idea in each of these avenues of work is that users perceive or experience different edge costs than they would under normal operating conditions.  ... 
arXiv:1802.10140v1 fatcat:tx2wka5sxzdkrp5ii37nmccw3e

How the Private Sector Can Improve Public Transportation Infrastructure

Clifford M. Winston
2018 Social Science Research Network  
Based on this analysis, Winston and Yan (2011) find that highway privatisation could benefit road users and increase welfare by reducing the inefficiencies associated with current (public sector) road  ...  Investments and operations Optimal investments in transportation infrastructure should maximise the present value of users' benefits, net of capital and maintenance costs, while efficient operations should  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3191275 fatcat:yuiz72k765eqzdd73seywa64ay

Government Failure in Urban Transportation

Clifford Winston
2000 Social Science Research Network  
I argue that it is futile to expect public officials to remedy the situation by pursuing more efficient policies such as congestion pricing and weighing costs and benefits when deciding transit service  ...  Evidence based on urban transport in US cities reveals substantial allocative and technical inefficiencies that have led to large public transit deficits and severe highway congestion.  ...  Given congestion and road surface wear, the public highway authority could maximise social net benefits by charging users for the particular costs they incur and by making investments where marginal benefits  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.253316 fatcat:7bznrb2r3fbizddhj4ecxw6qcu
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