The article describes how traffic studies on proposed projects can keep it alive with lenders or kill it. Traffic and toll feasibility studies are necessary any time debt instruments are secured by a revenue stream that is elastic such as fluctuating sales tax revenue or tolls. Traffic studies seek to predict the numbers of motorists who will choose a toll facility over a free one nearby, and how much revenue the highway or bridge will generate. Complicated computer models are used to estimate how many drivers would choose a proposed toll road and at what price. It is noted that it is easy to get trapped in the minutae of studies instead of focusing on the concept and zeroing in on the one or two factors that could make a difference.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Schriener, J
  • Publication Date: 1992-7-20


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-9
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 229
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00624035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1993 12:00AM