An agent-based simulation approach for dual toll pricing of hazardous material transportation

Sojung Kim, Santosh Mungle, Young Jun Son

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Abstract

A dual toll pricing is a conceptual policy in which policy maker imposes toll on both hazardous materials (hazmat) vehicles as well as regular vehicles for using populated road segments to mitigate a risk of haz-mat transportation. It intends to separate the hazmat traffic flow from the regular traffic flow via controlling the dual toll. In order to design the dual toll pricing policy on a highly realistic road network environment and detailed human behaviors, an extended BDI framework is employed to mimic human decision behaviors in great detail. The proposed approach is implemented in AnyLogic® agent based simulation software with using a traffic data of Albany, NY. Also, search algorithms in OptQuest® are used to determine the optimum dual toll pricing policy which results in the minimum risk and travel cost based on the simulation results. The result reveals the effectiveness of the proposed approach in devising a reliable policy under the realistic road network conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
Pages2520-2531
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2013Dec 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013

Other

Other2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12/8/1312/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Kim, S., Mungle, S., & Son, Y. J. (2013). An agent-based simulation approach for dual toll pricing of hazardous material transportation. In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 (pp. 2520-2531). [6721625] (Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2013.6721625