WORKSHOP SESSION 10: USER VERSUS AGENCY COSTS

Workshop Session 10 was presented as a court case. First, two different opinions were stated by the workshop coleaders: (a) user costs should be quantified in monetary value, even if they involve a number of political decisions, and (b) because uncertainties are too large and can lead to improper decisions, rather than quantifying user costs in monetary value, the impact on users should be considered, using more stable parameters. The audience was formed into juries, each electing a spokesperson, and each jury was asked to give a verdict for or against quantifying user costs in monetary terms. If consensus could not be reached, the juries were asked to cast a vote. In addition, they were asked to jot down their main arguments and present them to the other juries during the last part of the workshop. The overall conclusion of the workshop was that there is a great deal of willingness to include user costs in decision making, but current user cost models are unrealistic or incomplete.

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    • The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Managing Pavements is published in three volumes. Volumes 1 and 2, published prior to the conference, include papers to be presented at the conference. Volume 3, published after the conference, contains the opening and closing plenary session addresses, keynote presentations, several invited papers, and results of the various workshops.
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  • Authors:
    • Ullidtz, P
    • Kulkarni, R B
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  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 60-61
  • Monograph Title: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING PAVEMENTS, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MAY 22-26, 1994. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME 3
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  • Accession Number: 00721464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055024
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1996 12:00AM