This research project will study the contribution transportation can make to the provision of essential services in rural areas, including emergency medical services, and those meeting continuous human needs such as health care, education, social rehabilitation services, and welfare. The first year's (April 1973-March 1974) study will encompass 6 tasks: delinitation of the precise group of essential services to be studied; delimitation of the study area; identification of the present supply system for the services selected; assessment of the presently satisfied demand for these essential services; assessment of latent demand for services; development of a linear model to predict demand (satisfied and latent) from commonly available data, and having the potential to prodict these demand levels into the future. In the second year (1974-1975), plans and specifications will be developed for alternative systems (4 systems are specified) for supplying essential services and the demand likely to be induced by them will be identified. Three classes of models (spatial allocations, demographic and benefit-cost models) will also be developed. The third phase (1975-1976) will complete the development of models for evaluating cost-benefit of alternative supply systems; test the avility of predictive models; evaluate the existing supply system (using the models developed) and the alternative supply systems. Comments are made on the deficiences of existing research, the research methodology is detailed, and the various concepts investigated (satisfied demand, induced demand trade offs etx.) are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah Department of Transportation

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84104
  • Authors:
    • Briggs, R
    • Clarke, C
    • Fitzsimmons, J
    • Jensen, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00098918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM