ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITY ARRANGEMENTS

AN EVALUATION PROCEDURE FOR OPTIMIZING TRANSPORTATION FACILITY ARRANGEMENTS FOR A GIVEN URBAN TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT IS DEVELOPED. ECONOMIC MODELS FOR BALANCING INTERMODAL AND INTERZONAL TRAVEL ARE FORMULATED FOR DETERMINING THE DESIRABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. A COST FUNCTION INCORPORATING VARIOUS TRANSPORTATION FACILITY CHARACTERISTICS IS DERIVED TO INDICATE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE PROVIDED BY SPECIFIC TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS. THE BEST ARRANGEMENT FOR A SET OF ALTERNATIVES BEING EVALUATED IS ASSUMED TO BE THE ONE OFFERING THE LOWEST TOTAL COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION COSTS. A COMPUTERIZED PROCESS, LABELED TRANSFARE (TRANSPORTATION FACILITY ARRANGEMENT EVALUATION), IS DEVELOPED TO PERMIT EASY APPLICATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION FACILITY EVALUATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Authors:
    • Yu, J C
    • Giguere, Ronald K
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM