RURAL ROAD ABANDONMENT: POLICY CRITERIA AND EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

Deterioration and changing use patterns of the rural road system have coalesced into difficult policy decisions for local government officials. A possible option for consideration is abandonment of some low-volume roads. A model is developed, using utility maximization and Pareto-optimal criteria, that allows identification of policy criteria for abandonment. The criteria are empirically estimated and 4-12% of the roads were found to be good candidates for abandonment without a net social loss.

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    American Agricultural Economics Association

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  • Authors:
    • Hamlett, C A
    • Baumel, C P
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2000 12:00AM