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.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 37-45

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  • Accession Number: 00188008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM