EVALUATION OF USER BENEFITS FROM CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONDUCTED OF THE WELFARE IMPLICATION OF CHANGES IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN TWO SPECIAL AREAS: THE CASE IN WHICH THE ORIGIN-DESTINATION DEMAND FOR TRANSPORTATION IS ASSUMED TO BE FIXED AND THE CASE IN WHICH, CONSIDERING ONLY WORK TRIPS, ORIGINS MAY VARY BUT DESTINATIONS MAY NOT. A TECHNIQUE IS DESCRIBED THAT COULD BE USED TO FORECAST THE NEW ORIGIN-DESTINATION DEMAND RESULTING FROM A CHANGE IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THE TECHNIQUE ALSO PROVIDES AN APPROPRIATE MEASURE OF THE WELFARE IMPLICATIONS. THE PITFALLS OF USING TRANSPORTATION (GENERALIZED) COST SAVING AS A WELFARE MEASURE ARE CITED WHENEVER ORIGIN-DESTINATION DEMAND MAY NOT BE ASSUMED FIXED; IN THIS SITUATION, IT IS SHOWN THAT THE WELFARE MEASURE MUST TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE BENEFIT DERIVED FROM THE INCREASED CHOICE IN AVAILABLE HOUSING SITES. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 3, No 4, PP 344-351
  • Authors:
    • Beckmann, M J
    • Wallace, J P
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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  • Accession Number: 00241294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1970 12:00AM