THE IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM ON NON-METROPOLITAN GROWTH

The objectives of the research reported herein were: (1) to identify the factors involved in demographic and economic change in nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S. over the period 1950 to 1975, and (2) establish the role of the Interstate Highway System. Three major analyses were conducted: (1) net migration and employment change was compared for counties with and without Interstates using descriptive statistics; (2) a simple model of highway impact was developed and tested using path analysis, in order to explicate the relationship between freeways, employment change and net migration; (3) the importance of transportation vis-a-vis non-transportation factors in affecting development was assessed using a series of multiple regression models.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Dallas

    Graduate Program in Political Economy
    Richardson, TX  United States  75080

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Briggs, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/DPB50-81/20Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-RC-92040
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM