The Highway Investment Analysis Package (HIAP) is a computerized evaluation and investment programming model developed to aid State, regional, and local organizations in making the best use of limited highway funds. Using microeconomic theory, HIAP analyzes alternative (including staged) improvements to individual roadway sections and limited networks of sections specified by their physical, traffic, and operational characteristics. Estimates of both highway user (i.e., vehicle operating costs, travel times, and accidents) and non-user (i.e., noise levels and air pollution emissions) impacts are produced. Non-user impacts may be compared to specified threshold values to identify environmental problems and to screen improvements for the program selection process. HIAP uses marginal analysis to develop multiperiod investment programs, selecting those improvements with maximize either user benefits or one of several accident reduction measures. The selection process permits consideration of a broad range of funding constrints, which may be tailored to the specific needs of individual organizaitons. It allows consideration of multiple alternatives and staged improvements at each analysis site. Great flexibility in the content and format of input data is afforded the analyst. Furthermore, HIAP includes a transformation program which allows the analysis of data already available in the format used for the 1970-1990 Highway Needs Study. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. This document is the prod contract which developed HIAP from an existing FHWA model. Contract DOT-FH-11-9263 (sched. completion data 8/30/78) is a follow-up which will produce updated documentation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Juster, R D
    • Batchelder, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 505 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8252 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM