TRANSPORTATION COST ANALYSIS: TECHNIQUES, ESTIMATES AND IMPLICATIONS. 1996 UPDATE

This report develops a framework for estimating and comparing total roadway transportation costs, including internal and external, market and non-market costs. Previous cost studies are reviewed. Twenty costs are defined and discussed, and existing estimates summarized. Cost estimates are provided for 11 travel modes under urban peak, urban off-peak, and rural travel conditions. This framework is used to compare costs per passenger mile for different modes. Implications of current cost distribution on economic efficiency, economic development, equity, and land use are explored. Case studies demonstrate how cost estimates can be applied to specific planning and policy decisions. Recommendations are provided for reforming current transport decision making. This document is intended for transportation professionals, planners, economists, policy analysts and environmentalists.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report represents ongoing research and will be updated periodically. For previous report see TRIS 00674026.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    1250 Rudlin Street
    Victoria, British Columbia  Canada  V8V 3R7
  • Authors:
    • Litman, T
  • Publication Date: 1996-9-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 231 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM