ESTIMATION OF USER BENEFITS FROM ALTERNATIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

IT IS HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE ESTIMATION OF USER BENEFITS FROM TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, ESPECIALLY URBAN SYSTEMS, CAN BE IMPROVED CONSIDERABLY BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSUMERS' SURPLUS MEASUREMENTS AND CERTAIN CONCEPTS DEVELOPED IN WELFARE ECONOMICS. A CONSUMER'S SURPLUS MEASURE OF USER BENEFIT IS PUT IN PERSPECTIVE WITH REGARD TO OTHER MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS WHICH HAVE BEEN PROPOSED AND/OR APPLIED. VALUES WHICH ARE MEASURED BY CONSUMERS' SURPLUS ARE RIGOROUSLY DEFINED IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC THEORY. THE EVIDENCE CONTAINED IN TRIP GENERATION, TRIP DISTRIBUTION, AND MODAL SPLIT MODELS IS EXAMINED FOR CLUES TO THE SENSITIVITY OF DEMAND TO CHANGES IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drexel University

    32nd and Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Harvey, T N
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00241601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 286 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1972 12:00AM