OPTIMAL SCHEDULING OF TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS TO CATER FOR GROWING TRAFFIC CONGESTION

The purpose of this article is to investigate some aspects of the effect which the construction gear and characteristics of traffic growth can have upon the attractiveness of certain types of investment. Cases are considered where traffic flow is increasing and is independent of the proposed transport improvement. congestion cost models are derived and applied to the duplication of a shipping berth and to urban and rural roads. The method used is based on the minimisation of the present value of the total cost, in which case the minimisation of the total cost is also the maximisation of the net present value of the improvement.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Backley, D J
    • Gooneratne, S G
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00265569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM