The results are reported of investigation which evaluated various procedures, requirements and the need for special studies in connection with the designing of the highway cost allocation study. These results, which are to be employed as guidelines by the Secretary of Transportation, are based on the principle that each class of highway users should pay for the costs occasioned by it; for example, heavy trucks should pay for the climbing lanes that they require. This requires that highway expenditures be examined in somewhat more detail than they were in earlier studies. It results in significant improvements in the allocation of the costs of three components-pavements, right-of-way, and grading- as well as improvement in smaller categories of expenditure. Comments are made on the bridge replacement program and on the special questions it highlights. The report details the scope of the cost-allocation study, the procedures for the study, and the special investigations, supplementary studies and continuing tasks associated with it.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Congressional Budget Office
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM