A Road Pricing Feasibility Screening Tool – Beta Version

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Strategic and Sketch Modeling

This report documents the development and outlines reasonable use of such a tool. The tool described here has minimal data requirements, yet is capable of generating reasonable preliminary forecasts suitable for screening potential toll facilities. The approach is based on statistical analyses of data from several existing toll facilities in the country and, thus, incorporates the information that has been obtained from the operation of those facilities. However, this approach is not a substitute for the detailed network models that produce interchange-level traffic estimates. Rather, it complements those models by facilitating an initial screening process that can be used to identify corridors that meet first-level traffic and revenue thresholds and are worth more detailed study using network models.