Evaluation of the combined impacts of E-ZPass and time-of-day pricing on port authority of New York and New Jersey crossings

Ozlem Yanmaz-Tuzel, Kaan Ozbay, Jose Holguin-Veras

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Abstract

This paper explores the traffic impacts of E-ZPass usage and time-of-day pricing initiated on March 25, 2001, at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) facilities. Trends in cash vs. EZPass usage suggest that after the time-of-day pricing initiative, deeper discount for electronic transactions, and expedited crossing at toll booths, resulted in overall higher usage of E-ZPass and reduced traffic during peak and shoulder periods. Passenger car traffic impact analysis shows that time-of-day pricing program has been successful in shifting car travel demand to earlier hours only on weekdays. On the other hand, even though PANYNJ time-of-day pricing program gives truckers an incentive to shift their travel periods, it is not the only factor affecting their travel pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ITSC 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
Pages903-908
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 20 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC

Other

OtherITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period9/17/069/20/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Yanmaz-Tuzel, O., Ozbay, K., & Holguin-Veras, J. (2006). Evaluation of the combined impacts of E-ZPass and time-of-day pricing on port authority of New York and New Jersey crossings. In Proceedings of ITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (pp. 903-908). [1706859] (IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC).