TRANSPORTATION COST ANALYSIS: TECHNIQUES, ESTIMATES AND IMPLICATIONS
This report summarizes current theory and practice of measuring roadway transportation costs including user, government, environmental, and social costs. It investigates the hypothesis that significant costs are ignored in transport decision making. Twenty costs are defined and discussed, and existing estimates are summarized. "Best Guess" cost values are proposed for 11 travel modes in dollars per vehicle mile under urban peak, urban off-peak, and rural travel conditions. These are used to calculate costs per passenger mile for each mode, providing a structure suitable for policy and planning analysis. The implications of current cost patterns on economic efficiency, economic development, social equity, and land use are explored. Several case studies are used to demonstrate how cost estimates can be applied to specific problems.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute1250 Rudlin Street
Victoria, British Columbia Canada V8V 3R7
- Litman, T
- Publication Date: 1994-12-27
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 225 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Decision making; Economic efficiency; Externalities; Passenger miles; Travel modes; Vehicle miles of travel
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; User costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Travel modes
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00674026
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 8 1995 12:00AM