BENEFITS AND COSTS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION: HE WHO IS INELASTIC RECEIVETH AND OTHER PARABLES

The determinations of incidence of benefits and costs of an urban transportation improvement and its financing are discussed. Important to policy makers are two main issues: How does one determine who benefits and who pays for transportation improvements, and how can information on the benefits and costs be used to formulate better urban transportation plans? Economists do what in welfare economics is assessment of overall benefits and costs. Policy makers are also interested in who receives these benefits and who bears the costs. Economists need to refine their methods to assure more rational public policies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Beyond the Bicentennial: The Transportation Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1981 12:00AM