BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS: UPDATED UNIT COSTS AND PROCEDURES

Various freeway surveillance and traffic control projects can be implemented on Texas freeways to accomplish desired goals. In order to decide which project should be implemented, a practical and reliable analytical procedure which considers all measurable impacts must be developed and applied. Also, accurate and up-to-date data must be available for use in such a determination. The data contained in this report should partially meet the above needs. The report contains highway user costs that are based on 1975 conditions in the urban areas of Texas. The unit costs reported here are vehicle running cost, travel time costs, and accident costs. Also, data on air and noise pollution, as well as other highway impact data, are included. The report contains an analysis of the impact of the energy shortage on the relative costs that are used in the conventional benefit-cost or cost-effectiveness analyses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
    • McFarland, W F
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-18-75-202-2 Res. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM