Evaluating the Traffic and Emissions Impacts of New York City Cordon Pricing

Traffic congestion has been a serious issue for metropolitan areas. People waste millions of their productive hours in the traffic jam and deteriorate public health by polluting the air. Several strategies have been proposed to relieve traffic congestion or curb transportation externalities. Congestion pricing is among the most promising strategies that could change travel demand by increasing trip disutility for personal vehicles. This study aims to investigate travel behavior changes in response to cordon pricing in New York City. Several pricing schemes from a combination of vehicle type and time of the day are designed and analyzed in the New York activity-based model (NYBPM). Results will help show the impact on transit ridership, trips by single-occupant vehicles and taxis, modal splits, and vehicle emissions. This study is the first of its kind for the largest metropolitan area in the US and its impact on traffic emissions for the study area.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $91393
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • 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:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health

    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gao, H

  • Start Date: 20190601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20191231
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01730923
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 14 2020 1:39PM