This study examines the economic issues that underlie the transport of coal over public roads. A not insignificant amount of coal is moved by truck from the mine (usually a surface operation) to the rail tipple, over public roads. In the process, road surfaces are often damaged because these roads were not constructed to withstand the heavy loads placed upon them nor the intensity of traffic. The issue examined here is...who should pay for the upkeep and maintenance of these roads or the construction of new ones. The analysis used is the traditional tool of economic reasoning applied to a problem of this type.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Institute for Mining and Minerals Research
    Lexington, KY  United States  40511
  • Authors:
    • Harvey, C E
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IMMR31-PD19-77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM