Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems   »   2006 Vol.13, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Congestion control of heavy vehicles using electronic road pricing: the Singapore experience

 

Author: W.H.L. Tan, R. Subramaniam

 

Addresses:
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616 Singapore, Singapore National Academy of Science, 15 Science Centre Road, 609081 Singapore.
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616 Singapore, Singapore National Academy of Science, 15 Science Centre Road, 609081 Singapore

 

Abstract: Intelligent transportation systems based on electronic road pricing are shown to be an effective way to moderate congestion levels caused by heavy vehicles on Singapore roads. The system is the first of its kind in the world, and the technology permits structuring of pricing regimes based on time of day, point of entry into the road network and class of vehicle. This study suggests that in the general congestion equation, the role played by heavy vehicles is rather significant, and ought to be given greater weight than has previously been recognised.

 

Keywords: electronic road pricing; congestion pricing; intelligent transportation systems; heavy vehicles; Singapore.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2006.009116

 

Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2006 Vol.13, No.1/2, pp.37 - 55

 

Available online: 02 Mar 2006

 

 

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