This research attempts to develop an understanding of how policies that alter the characteristics of interurban transportation systems are likely to influence the growth and development of potential rural communities. Three stages of research into economic development and the influence of transportation on that development are covered here. In the first stage, a case study of several industries that located in the rural town of Sealy, Texas, was used to determine both objective and subjective influences on location choice. In the second stage a multivariate analysis was made of the towns in the rural region through which a recently upgraded interurban highway passed, to determine the statistical correspondences between location in the regional infrastructure and the export-base growth. In the third stage an examination was made of the trends in industrial typology in relation to location in the regional infrastructure. The findings of the studies verify the need to provide basic and essential guidelines for use by residents of small rural communities and by professional planners who plan the major interurban transportation systems.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-41
  • Monograph Title: Social and economic factors in transportation planning
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  • Accession Number: 00163020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025966
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM