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TRANSPORTATION


Electronic Road Pricing System

National University of Singapore

The electronic road pricing system is a plan being considered by the Singapore government to reduce traffic congestion without penalizing car ownership. In the actual system, every vehicle would have a transponder attached. There would be transmitters and receivers at junctions of key roads. The owner of the vehicle would be charged for the roads he uses. The costs for a road would vary depending on the time-of-day. To reduce traffic jams and bottlenecks, the charges would be increased during peak hours.

Alternatives Considered: None

Benefits of SIMSCRIPT II.5: The model has helped investigate road pricing strategies and their impact on traffic flow.