This paper describes the result of a survey made of the current state highway user economic analyses. The survey was made in conjunction with the researchers' work on National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 2-12, Highway User Economic Analysis, the objective of which is to produce a revised version of the 1960 AASHO Informational Report by Committee on Planning and Design Policies on Road User Benefit Analyses for Highway Improvements (Red Book). From the survey, it is estimated that 50 to 70 percent of the states currently perform highway economic analyses on a fairly regular basis. The results of the survey include information regarding types of applications of highway economic analyses; scope of such studies, amount of effort expended on them, and backgrounds of persons performing them; and types of data collected and values used in calculations. The paper concludes with a summary of suggestions derived from the questionnaire of what should be included in the revised Red Book.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-25
  • Monograph Title: Application of economic analysis to transportation problems
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  • Accession Number: 00129477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024560
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM