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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Yong Kim

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Traffic congestion can incur serious costs on society, and reducing these costs is of high importance. This paper assesses the feasibility of a price change or other demand shift on the toll roads in Southern California in alleviating traffic on the public freeways, using California State Road 73 and Interstate 5 as a case study. State Road 73 is found to have the ability to take on additional traffic density, which would increase the flow for all drivers on both Interstate 5 and State Road 73. Alternatives to traditional tolls are also offered as potential solutions to congestion in Southern California.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.