THE HIGHWAY CORRIDOR: PREDICTING THE CONSEQUENCES OF ALTERNATIVE HIGHWAY LOCATIONS. PHASE II

The purpose of this study is to develop and calibrate a model capable of predicting the economic impacts of new highways at the minor civil division level. The model is applicable to rural boroughs and townships within 10 miles of a proposed new facility, and is to be used at the corridor planning level. A very important practical consideration is that application of the model requires only the collection of secondary data. The model consists of a set of predictive equations which assess the impact of highway location on the following variables: (1) population, (2) personal income, (3) manufacturing employment, (4) retail and selected service sales and employment, (5) market value of real estate, (6) local government millage rate. The model was calibrated by using data from 271 minor civil divisions (110 boroughs and 161 townships) located in six different highway corridors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, Bureau of Advanced Planning. Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources. See also PB-226 076.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Federal Highway Administration

    Division of Socio-Economic Studies, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Advanced Planning
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120
  • Authors:
    • Sauerlender, O H
    • Davinroy, T B
    • Pagano, A M
    • PALLEY, J P
    • Hargroves, B T
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 333 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PT1-7605 Final Rpt., FHWA/SES-77/02
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM