An Incentive Mechanism for Decongesting the Roads : A Pilot Program in Bangalore

  title={An Incentive Mechanism for Decongesting the Roads : A Pilot Program in Bangalore},
  author={Deepak Merugu and Balaji Prabhakar},
We describe an experiment conducted in Bangalore, India, for incentivizing a population of commuters to travel at less congested times. The goals were to reduce the travel times and increase the travel comfort of commuters, and to reduce congestion, fuel consumption and pollution. The project, called INSTANT (for the Infosys-Stanford Traffic project), ran for six months from Oct 6, 2008, to April 10, 2009 and incentivized the employees of Infosys Technologies, Bangalore. We describe the… CONTINUE READING
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