In recent years transportation planners have found it necessary to evaluate the individual components of proposed transportation projects in an equitable and consistent manner. This requirement has been motivated by demands from the general public and politicians who want to ensure that all projects meet specific guidelines. The difficulty arises when transportation engineers attempt to perform an economic analysis of projects where some of the benefits are inherently non-monetary. For instance, the estimated number of lives saved from a given project is an example of a non-monetary benefit. The traditional approach to this problem is to transform the non-monetary benefits into equivalent monetary values to facilitate the economic analysis. This paper examines the method by which benefit values for reductions in accident fatalities and injuries are evaluated across Canada.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00720498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1996 12:00AM