FUTURE OF HIGHWAYS--FISCAL CONSTRAINTS

Highways face an uncertain future with respect to fiscal resources. New investment strategies are appropriate to this climate of austerity with emphasis on opitmal allocation of scarce resources rather than on needs identification. A fiscal planning process is described that facilitates program tradeoffs within various income scenarios. Application of the process in Pennsylvania is described. Recommendations that maintenance be funded more adequately, that new construction be severely constrained and funded out of current revenue, and that the Pennsylvania State Highway System be reduced followed from this process. /ASCE/

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    • Presented at the ASCE Annual Convention and Exposition, Philadelphia, September 27-October, 1, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Rao, S
    • Larson, T D
    • Poister, T H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00157782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM