Testing Irrationality in Metered Parking Payment Compliance

Parking payment non-compliance behavior is the central problem addressed in this proposed research. Parking payment decisions are complex, poorly understood, and understudied. Most existing research on parking payment non-compliance either assumes that the driver is rational and that payment non-compliance is intentional (Cullinane, 1993), or it treats the driver as a black box, examining the phenomenon with no interest in understanding the behavior (Yang and Qian, 2017). This proposed research studies parking payment non-compliance behavior using data from the city of Denver and theories of behavioral economics. The goal is to understand the behavioral patterns of payment non-compliance, and to test whether such behaviors are motivated by the driver's rational analysis of cost and benefit.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado  United States  80204
  • Principal Investigators:

    McAndrews, Carolyn

    Li, Meng

  • Start Date: 20171211
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221110
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-555

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01656113
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 2 2018 4:15PM