FORECASTING FUTURE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND ON PIONEER HIGHWAYS IN DEVELOPING REGIONS
In the late fifties the Brazilian government decided to build a highway connecting the new federal capital, Brasilia, to the port of Belem, and later in the seventies started the construction of another highway through to Amazon Region. Both highways were denominated "pioneer highways" . Many developing countries are building this kind of highway throughout their unexplored territories as a way of integrating and settling them or merely acting under the pressures of economic development and population growth. This paper deals with the task of forecasting future transportation demand as a function of the total variable cost of transporting any commodity.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of The Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Waisman, J
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: p. 37-45
- TRT Terms: Developing countries; Economics; Forecasting; Highways; Planning; Transportation; Travel demand
- Old TRIS Terms: Highway systems
- Subject Areas: Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00188008
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM