THE PHOENIX-TUCSON ROUTE STUDY

THE CHOICE OF ONE OF SEVERAL ALTERNATE ROUTES BETWEEN TWO CITIES OVER 100 MILES APART IS DISCUSSED. THERE ARE 14 ZONES OF TRAFFIC ORIGIN OR DESTINATION INVOLVED IN THE TWO CITIES AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS. THE ANNUAL COST OF VEHICLE OPERATION FOR ALL INTER-ZONE TRIPS IS ADDED TO THE ANNUAL COST OF OWNING THE NETWORK OF ROADS REQUIRED, INCLUDING THE PROPOSED ROUTE, FOR EACH ALTERNATE, WITH THE ROUTE OFFERING THE LEAST SUM HELD TO BE THE LOGICAL CHOICE. THE CONCLUSION IS THAT THE SHORTEST ROUTE IS THE BEST ROUTE, ALTHOUGH ONE SEGMENT OF IT WILL CARRY LESS TRAFFIC THAN THE EQUIVALENT SEGMENT OF EXISTING ROAD ALREADY CARRIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, pp 311-321, 6 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Moskowitz, K
  • Publication Date: 1948

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 2-5, 1947
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM