RATIONAL LOCATION OF A HIGHWAY CORRIDOR: A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH

A MEANS OF CONSIDERING, THROUGH THE USE OF THE SYSTEMS APPROACH AND INDUCTIVE MODELS, THE MULTIPLICITY OF STUDY ELEMENTS PERTINENT TO THE LOCATION OF A HIGHWAY CORRIDOR, IS DEMONSTRATED. THE FREEWAY CORRIDOR LOCATED IN THIS STUDY WAS A SECTION OF US-77 TO AND AROUND THE CITY OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. THE STUDY REGION ENCOMPASSED AREAS BOTH OF STRICTLY RURAL CHARACTER AND OF INTENSE URBAN DEVELOPMENT. TEN DIFFERENT ELEMENTS FOR DETAILED CONSIDERATION WERE DEVELOPED, AND EACH OF THESE ELEMENTS WAS MODELED IN THE SAME MANNER. SPECIFICALLY, THE STRUCTURE OF EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL MODELS WAS BASED ON HOW THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF THE STUDY ELEMENT RELATED TO THE FACILITY LOCATION OF LEAST SOCIAL COST. LEAST SOCIAL COST WAS DEFINED IN TERMS OF THE RESOURCES THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO GIVE UP TO OBTAIN THE FACILITY. THE QUANTITATIVE SEGMENT OF THE MODELING PROCESS WAS CARRIED OUT IN PROBABILISTIC FORM; THAT IS, BOTH SUPPLY AND DEMAND WERE QUANTITATIVELY STATED IN TERMS OF PROBABILITIES. THE RESULT OF THIS MODELING TECHNIQUE WAS THAT THE OUTPUT OF EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL MODELS COULD BE USED AS INPUT TO FORM A COMPOSITE MODEL YIELDING THE CORRIDOR FOR THE FACILITY WITH THE LEAST SOCIAL COST. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 42-60
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Evaluation of Transportation Systems
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019605
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM