Determination and Evaluation of Traffic Congestion Costs

  • Ingo Hansen Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Section, Delft University of Technology


The current estimation of time loss and costs of traffic congestion is lacking a scientifically valid empirical database concering the queue speed and time loss, as well as a methodological soundness of the value-of-time of commuting and leisure, and may hence lead to serious errors. In fact, the low willingness-to-pay of commuters for using a toll road indicates that the benefit of traffic time gains is estimated to be much lower than a significant part of the wages.

How to Cite
HANSEN, Ingo. Determination and Evaluation of Traffic Congestion Costs. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 61-72, mar. 2001. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2021. doi: