Tradable emissions credits for personal travel: a market-based approach to achieve air quality standards

  • H. M. Abdul Aziz
  • Satish V. UkkusuriEmail author


This research mathematically investigates revenue neutral tradable credit schemes that can redistribute the link flow patterns to obtain least emissions for the network. The trade-off between travel time and emissions is accommodated through Pareto optimal solutions from a bi-objective problem. Further, tradable credit schemes with minimum transaction are also proposed. Numerical examples show how to obtain tradable credit schemes defining the amount of credits to be charged for each link to attain minimum emissions flow patterns.


Tradable credits Vehicular emissions Pareto optimal traffic flow Emissions trading Trade-off between travel time and emissions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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