BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS

THE BENEFIT/COST RATIO HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BASIS FOR JUSTIFICATION OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION OR MODIFICATION. HOWEVER, THE PUBLIC IS NOW DEMANDING AMENITIES TO THE BASIC ROAD AND ALIGNMENT AIMED AT UP-GRADING THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT OF THE AREAS TRAVERSED. IT TENDS TO BE MORE RELATED TO THE COMMUNITIES THROUGH WHICH THE HIGHWAY PASSES THEN TO THE USER OF THE FACILITY. WHILE THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS THINKING OR DEMAND, IT DOES RAISE A SERIOUS PROBLEM: IS THE HIGHWAY USER EXPECTED TO CARRY THE ENTIRE BURDEN OF COST FOR THIS ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENT. /CGRA/

  • Authors:
    • Gordon, J R
  • Publication Date: 1966-7

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  • Accession Number: 00201269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 29-32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM