Dear friends and colleagues:
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Conference and
Workshop on Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems* to be held on
May 13 and 14, 2010 at the Royal Plaza in the Walt Disney World Resort,
The focus of this conference and workshop is on innovative market-based
approaches, perhaps in combinations with other strategies, to encourage a
more efficient use of transportation systems and to devise better financing
schemes for improving or enhancing these systems. The main purpose is to
bring together practitioners, experts, and researchers from various
transportation agencies and background (e.g., economics, transportation,
engineering, operations research, industrial engineering, urban planning,
science, etc.) to discuss and share innovative ideas in pricing of
transportation systems. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the
Airport pricing, Area-based pricing, Auction-based pricing, Behavioral
responses to pricing, Congestion options, Cordon pricing, Costs and benefits
pricing, Cross-subsidization, Dynamic pricing, Equity in pricing, First-best
pricing, Freight pricing and comprehensive policies, Managed lanes,
pricing, Parking management, Pricing of transit systems, Public
Public-private partnerships, Revenue distribution, Second-best pricing,
Subsidies and incentives, Time-of-day pricing, Variable pricing,
travel (VMT) based charge, Vehicle-mile-travel (VMT) insurance, Welfare and
distributional effects of pricing
Publications: Selected papers from this conference and workshop will be
invited to submit for possible publications in special issues on pricing in
Network and Spatial Economics.
Abstract Submissions: Interested speakers should submit an abstract of no
longer than 500 words online by January 31, 2010 at the conference website
below. Notification of acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2010.
Conference Registration: The conference registration fee of $325 is due by
March 15, 2010.
Travel Awards: Selected full-time students will receive some financial
for travel, lodging, and conference registration.
Conference Website: http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/pricing/
We look forward to receiving your contribution and welcoming you to Orlando,
Toi Lawphongpanich, Yafeng Yin, Janet Degner
*This conference and workshop is sponsored by the Center for Multimodal
Solutions for Congestion Mitigation (University of Florida), National
Foundation, and Congestion Pricing Committee.