A model for the benefits of electronic toll collection system [electronic resource] / by Rajesh H. Chaudhary.
ABSTRACT: Due to the degree of complexity related to measuring the advantage of establishing Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems, literature generally stops short of modeling an all-inclusive set of benefits of the system. In this research, a model that incorporates the impact on both the users and the society as a whole and evaluates the financial benefits over the lifespan of the ETC investment is developed. Most of the values for the parameters used for calculating the benefits are taken from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and from similar studies conducted by transportation agencies, which is the setting that has motivated the current research. These parameters are national averages and not region specific. The model will serve as a decision making tool to determine the number of ETC lanes over the manual and automatic lanes.
School:University of South Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:toll plazas lane type transaction time net present value intelligent transportation system dissertations academic usf industrial engineering masters
Date of Publication:01/01/2003