An origin-destination based road pricing model for static and multi-period traffic assignment problems

Anthony Ohazulike, Georg J. Still, Walter Kern, Eric C. van Berkum

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To mitigate traffic externalities, we propose an origin–destination (OD) based road pricing model for traffic assignment problems. For elastic demand, we derive explicit optimal tolls for the OD-based pricing scheme. We also extend the model to a multi-period static traffic assignment (MSTA) where we derive analytically the route and OD-dependent tolls based on equilibrium conditions. We present some examples to show that the OD-based tolling scheme could improve the system welfare significantly, compared to the no-toll scenario (user equilibrium – UE)
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalTransportation research. Part E: Logistics and transportation review
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


  • EWI-23525
  • Origin–destination based pricing
  • Variational inequality
  • Origin-destination based pricing
  • IR-86803
  • Route-based pricing
  • KKT-optimality condition
  • METIS-297025
  • Multi-period static traffic assignment

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