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Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Energy- and environmentally efficient road management: The case of the Spanish motorway network
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
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
International
Si
Congress
Transport Research Arena 2012: sustainable mobility through innovation. For a greener, safer and smarter surface transport for Europe.
960
Place
Atenas, Grecia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1877-0428
Start Date
23/04/2012
End Date
26/04/2012
From page
287
To page
296
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 48
Participants
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: Natalia Sobrino Vazquez (UPM)
  • Autor: Sara Hernandez Del Olmo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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