The economic significance of transportation in Texas is highlighted by the relationship between total private expenditures for transportation and economic activity in the state. The report contains estimates of the Texas transportation expenditures from 1959 through 1976 by mode. These estimates show the growth in total transportation expenditures and the shifts in the relative magnitudes of expenditures for the various passenger and freight transportation modes. A comparison between the Texas transportation bill and Gross Texas Product is presented to illustrate the trends in transportation expenditure shares of the state's total output. Additionally, a comparison between the U.S. transportation bill and the Texas transportation bill reveals the relative intensity of transportation expenditures in the U.S. and Texas. The effects of population growth are removed by presenting the Texas and U.S. transportation bills in per capita terms. These per capita transportation expenditures show the relative magnitude of micro-level expenditures for each transportation mode. The Texas per capita bill, along with gasoline price, per capita Gross Texas Product, and a price index are variables in functional relationships which are used to forecast future transportation bills. The forecasting equations specify the relationships between the state's transportation bill and other economic variables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Texas State Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation, Austin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763
  • Authors:
    • Holmes, S R
    • McFarland, W F
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-1-77-227 Intrm Rpt.
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM