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Computational procedure for design and prototype of a toll plaza

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Author(s): Bruno Santana de Faria | Vânia Barcellos Gouvêa Campos

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: toll plaza | concessions | service level

ABSTRACT
This article proposes a procedure for the design of the layout of toll plazas in order to subsidize the implementation of these in new highways concessions or improving existing ones, aiming at a better level of service to the highway user. A computer program prototype was developed for defining the characteristics of the toll plaza from a desired level of service. For that, initially, this article presents a characterization of toll plazas about payment type, location of the plaza in the highway system, the layout and the main elements of design. Based on these analyses, a procedure is proposed for dimensioning toll plazas considering the relationship between toll plazas’ characteristics and the desired level-of-service to the highway user.
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