WIT Press


Estimating Benefits By Improving The Reliability On Travel Times

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010251

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

632 kb

Author(s)

E. Taniguchi & K. Yonetani

Abstract

Estimating benefits by improving the reliability on travel times 1 n tr ~\ 7'__A. _ * 2 E. Taniguchi & K. Yonetani ^ Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan 2 Central Consultants, Tokyo, Japan Abstract This paper presents a probabilistic model for estimating benefits by improving the reliability on travel times. Normally road network planners only consider benefits of decreasing travel times by constructing new expressways in estimating time related economic benefits. However, it has become more important to evaluate the reliability of road networks since there are increasing needs to reduce the risk of arriving late at the destination. The model incorporates the probabilistic characteristics of travel times associated with the designated arriving time. An example of applying the model to the Kyoto-Osaka area is also demonstrated. 1 Introduction The reliability of road network has become more important, since the time value of people

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