Energy- and environmentally efficient road management: The case of the Spanish motorway network

Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés and Sobrino Vazquez, Natalia and Hernández del Olmo, Sara (2012). Energy- and environmentally efficient road management: The case of the Spanish motorway network. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 48 ; pp. 287-296. ISSN 1877-0428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.1009.

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Title: Energy- and environmentally efficient road management: The case of the Spanish motorway network
Author/s:
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
  • Sobrino Vazquez, Natalia
  • Hernández del Olmo, Sara
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: 2012
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 48
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Transport is responsible for 41% of CO2 emissions in Spain, and around 65% of that figure is due to road traffic. Tolled motorways are currently managed according to economic criteria: minimizing operational costs and maximizing revenues from tolls. Within this framework, this paper develops a new methodology for managing motorways based on a target of maximum energy efficiency. It includes technological and demand-driven policies, which are applied to two case studies. Various conclusions emerge from this study. One is, that the use of intelligent payment systems is recommended; and another, is that the most sustainable policy would involve defining the most efficient strategy for each motorway section, including the maximum use of its capacity, the toll level which attracts the most vehicles, and the optimum speed limit for each type of vehicle.

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Item ID: 15479
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15479/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15479
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.1009
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042812027450
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Nov 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2016 23:56
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