CIV E 615 FINAL REPORT - 1 Saifi Rahman Anjita Parajuli 1...

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1 Saifi Rahman, Anjita Parajuli 1. Introduction This is the project report for the course CIVE-615-Traffic flow and network modeling Instructed by Dr.Tony Z.Qiu. The objective of the project is to, in depth analysis of the data required for future implementation of congestion pricing and improvement in traffic condition through congestion pricing. Congestion pricing can be defined as charging a specific price to road users (drivers) during specific period or peak demand in order to divert the traffic to reduce congestion. There are several reasons for implementing congestion pricing but most importantly due to significant traffic growth during the past few years which is creating significant congestion and is a burning issue as well as major concern for transportation engineers. Implementation of congestion pricing can reduce congestion by charging the road users and is currently implement in countries like London, Singapore and the result is not only this countries are getting benefited from this system they are also earning a good amount of revenue through it .Three important parameters are associated with this term demand, supply, and willingness to pay From recent surveys regarding traffic it has been seen that there will be tremendous growth in traffic around year 2020. Therefore, to provide an efficient transportation system will be in major demand. Congestion pricing is gaining immense importance regarding manipulating traffic for optimizing traffic system and will play a pivotal role regarding efficient transportation system in the future. At present it hasn’t been implemented here in Canada, particularly here in Edmonton, but has every possibility for implementing this kind of system in near future. Not only congestion pricing proves to be fruitful in traffic management it has also significant socio-economic and environmental benefits, such as reduction in global warming by taming traffic, improves quality of life, shipment loss reduction environmental benefits. Despite its benefits, it is not an easy task to implement and some consequence has to be faced such as diverted traffic can increase congestion on minor roads, double charging because traveler already paid registration fee and fuel taxes, system accuracy etc. The main focus of this paper is to emphasize on the data in detail required for future implementation congestion pricing in certain areas of Edmonton, its impact as well as benefits. Implementation of congestion pricing is based on some well sorted out data which includes: 1. Traffic growth. 2. Traffic delay report. 3. Most congested roads during peak- hour. 4. Economic impact of delay. (Data provided regarding financial loss) 5. Length of vehicle. 6. Mean travel speed (with restriction/without restriction).
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