Rational decision-making in the transportation sector requires consideration of externalities third party effects. The study quantifies the incommensurable and imputed monetary values of costs and benefits of alternative NEC transportation system impacts on: noise, air pollution, aesthetics, safety, air and highway congestion, as well as the employment benefits from system construction. A final tableau of social costs and benefit impacts summarizes the monetary values of incremental impacts of new NECTP transportation modes--high-speed rail, tracked air cushion vehicles, STOL, and VTOL--over the social costs of a 1975 base case composed of auto, bus, conventional air, and the continuation of current NEC demonstration rail projects underway. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Resource Management Corporation

    Bethesda, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Dienemann, P F
    • Lago, A M
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NECTP-224
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-7-35297
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM