WIT Press


Socio-economic And Commute Characteristics Of Drivers In Electronic Toll Collection And Variable Pricing Programs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040861

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

328 kb

Author(s)

M. Burris, D. King & R. Pendyala

Abstract

The relationship between drivers’ socio-economic and commute characteristics and their willingness to alter their time of travel in order to obtain a toll discount was investigated among drivers crossing two bridges with time-of-day variable tolls in Lee County, Florida. Only drivers with specific electronic toll collection accounts were eligible for the variable pricing toll discount; accordingly, the propensity for drivers to acquire electronic toll collection accounts was also examined. Significant differences in characteristics were found among four groups of drivers: (1) all bridge travelers, (2) bridge travelers with electronic toll collection, (3) bridge

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