TRAFFIC SURVEYS, AND THEIR BEARING ON THE FINANCING OF ROAD BUILDING PROGRAMS

THE IMPROVEMENT OF HIGHWAY SYSTEMS SHOULD FOLLOW AN ESTABLISHED PLAN OF DEVELOPMENT, BASED ON PRESENT AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC AND THE VARIOUS PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING FEATURES THAT HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. TO PROVIDE FOR SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM A HIGHWAY BUDGET SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED WHICH DETERMINES THE ANNUAL FUNDS REQUIRED AND ARRANGES FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COST AMONG THE SOURCES OF HIGHWAY INCOME. THE REPORT DISCUSSES THESE BASIC PRINCIPLES WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE REGIONS SURROUNDING LARGE CITIES. DATA ARE GIVEN CONCERNING: INCREASE OF TRAFFIC ON RURAL ROADS, DAILY DENSITY OF TRAFFIC, MOTOR TRUCK TRANSPORTATION, LENGTHS OF TRIPS, RELATION OF LOCAL TO LONG DISTANCE TRAFFIC, PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TRAFFIC ON STATE HIGHWAYS, CITY AND COUNTY OWNED CARS, WIDTH OF ROAD WAY AND CHARACTER OF FREIGHT HAULED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, pp 98-105
  • Authors:
    • McKay, J G
  • Publication Date: 1929

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-14, 1928
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM