CRITERIA FOR PLANNING RURAL ROADS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY' THE CASE OF MEXICO

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO ILLUSTRATE THE CONTRIBUTION THAT ENGINEERING ECONOMY MAY MAKE TO THE PLANNING OF RURAL ROADS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. RELATED TO THIS GOAL IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF DECISIONS MADE BY THE USE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING ECONOMY TO THE HISTORY, ECONOMY, AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY CONCERNED. PART I DEALS WITH THE CASE OF MEXICO BY MEANS OF THE EXAMPLE OF A ROAD PROGRAM FOR THE STATE OF TAMAULIPAS IN THAT COUNTRY. TWO GENERAL TYPES OF ROAD ARE ILLUSTRATED' THE ROAD WHICH SERVES A PRIMARILY SOCIAL FUNCTION, AND THE ECONOMIC PENETRATION ROAD. METHODS ARE SHOWN FOR RANKING PROJECTS UNDER EACH CLASSIFICATION. PART II DEVELOPS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RURAL ROAD POLICY AND THE SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE COUNTRY. THE FINAL PORTION OF PART II TAKES UP SEVERAL IMPORTANT QUESTIONS CONNECTED WITH ECONOMIC PENETRATION ROADS. DOES AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL ACTUALLY EXIST{ CAN SOCIAL FACTORS SET CONSTRAINTS ON ECONOMIC FORECASTS{ THE TOPICS OF TIME HORIZON, MINIMUM ATTRACTIVE RATE OF RETURN AND SALVAGE VALUE ARE DISCUSSED. USING THE BENEFIT-COST RATIO, A DECISION RULE FOR PRIORITY-SETTING BETWEEN ALL-WEATHER SURFACED AND PAVED ALTERNATIVES IS DEVELOPED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE SUBJECT OF ROADS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, IS INCLUDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept Eep-17, 224 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Institute of Engineering Economic Systems
    Stanford, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Steiner, H M
  • Publication Date: 1965-8

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  • Accession Number: 00200174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1994 12:00AM