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Zhu examining tolled & priced lanes

George Mason University

Shanjiang Zhu, Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, received $110,119 from the Federal Highway Administration for the project: "Modeling Strategies for Reflecting Demand Response to Tolled and Priced Lanes Framing Paper."

For this project, Zhu and a team of researchers will:

    1) review the existing Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) tolling analysis model and

    2) evaluate promising alternative modeling approaches (at least three, including one econometric and one network-based approach) for demand responses to tolled and priced lanes in details based on a comprehensive review of this research field.

The researchers will produce detailed technical reports on the technical methods, assumptions, merits, limitations, data sources for calibration and validation, and proof-of-idea demonstrations when applicable.

Findings from this study will inform FHWA the state-of-art modeling strategies for reflecting demand response to tolled and priced lanes, and their applicability in different applications.

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The researchers began this project in October 2019 and will complete it in September 2020.

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