Abstract: Significant effects of traffic congestion include the cost associated with extra travel time, fuel consumption, and gas emissions. This paper develops a mathematical function to quantify the monetary impact of transition designs between signal timing plans on users and the environment. This function offers an approach to reduce problems such as excessive travel time, pollution emissions and fuel consumption. The proposed social cost function is evaluated for various transition plans to assess the impact of the number of steps required to adjust signal timing. The relationships between delay, fuel consumption and gas emissions and the number of steps needed to achieve the transition are also analysed.
Fuente: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and environment, nº 41, 2015, pp. 445-456
Año de publicación: 2015
Nº de páginas: 12
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2015.10.018
PEÑABAENA NIEBLES, RITA
JOSE LUIS MOURA BERODIA