Author(s): D. Ambrosino & A. Sciomachen
Modal change nodes play a relevant role in urban passenger mobility.
aim of this work is to analyse different pricing tools aimed at minimizing the
negative components of the transition costs from the private modality to the mass
transit one at the modal change nodes.
In particular, we compute and compare
the generalized cost of origin-destination paths in the case of both multimodal
and private networks.
We report on some data related to the city of Genoa, Italy,
in that for its topological and geographical structure, and the wide offer of the
public transportation system, it is well suitable for intermodality.
some scenario analysis using the spreadsheet Excel considering different origindestination
paths and different pricing policies.
In particular, we investigate
some possibilities that reflect two different government policies: 1) to increase
the cost of the private paths by introducing road fees and increasing the cost of
the car parks in the main central areas; 2) to reduce the cost of intermodal paths
by reducing both the parking fee and the bus ticket.
Results obtained by using
these different policies depend on many factors, among others the perception of
the services offered by the mass transit transport and the cost of the transaction
arcs at the modal change nodes.
For these reasons, in the scenario analyses we
evaluate the effect of the different pricing policies when varying the weight of
two main components of the generalized cost function: the cost components and
the time ones.
multimodal passenger transport, pricing tools, spreadsheet
optimization, generalized cost function, shortest paths.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100471
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