IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION-FACILITY DETERIORATION AND ABANDONMENT

Five studies of the effects of lack of funds for normal maintenance of transportation facilities were discussed in a conference session. In Pennsylvania, a fiscal-review task force has made recommendations in the areas of program, funding, and management and policy studies. The most important of these is that highway maintenance, rather than new construction, should receive first priority. A Federal Highway Administration survey has found that although highway travel has increased in the last 6 years, the highway capital-improvement program has decreased, and new highway capacity will soon be needed. A system was developed in Ohio for measuring the condition (or stage of deterioration) of a highway and evaluating the effect of this deterioration on the highway and its users. The process used in New York state for expending available federal railroad subsidies, selecting the variables in the analysis, and evaluating their weights is described. Maintenance models that predict the demand for maintenance and maintenance impacts and a maintenance-management system were developed for the state of Massachusetts. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Predicting and measuring impacts of transportation systems
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026601
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM