EXAMINATION OF DELAY AND TRAVEL TIME AT HIGHWAY TOLL BOOTH WITH USING THE MICRO SIMULATION PROGRAM: THE EXAMPLE OF KUZEY MARMARA HIGHWAY KURNAKÖY TOLL BOOTH


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Özdemir Ü., Gürsoy M. , Aksoy G.

International Journal of Scientific and Management Research, vol.5, no.4, pp.1-11, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.37502/ijsmr.2022.5401
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Scientific and Management Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-11

Abstract

The aim of this study is to reveal that barrier toll booths are inefficient in terms of delay and travel time when compared to non-barrier toll booths. In our study, Kurnaköy toll booth, on the Northern Marmara Highway, was examined. The toll booth was modeled using the PTV Vissim micro simulation program. Currently, 8 toll booths are in active service and are operated with barriers. As an alternative to the current operation, 4 different operations were modeled: 8 toll booths without barriers, 10 toll booths without barriers, 12 toll booths without barriers and finally 4 toll booths with free passage system. The designed models were run under 3 different demand levels as low, medium and high, and compared using the PTV Vissim program. When the current barrier toll booth and the non-barrier operations were compared with medium demand, it was seen that there is a significant difference in delay. A bottleneck problem was also encountered due to the geometry of the barrier-free toll booth operation. The optimum operation was found by comparing the alternative operations.

Keywords: Toll booth, delay, travel time, PTV Vissim, congestion