BENEFITS OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS

INTERSTATE AND OTHER HIGHWAYS INFLUENCE THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY BY IMPROVING MOBILITY FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. BENEFITS OF THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM INCLUDE THOSE RECEIVED BY PEOPLE WHILE USING HIGHWAYS AND BENEFITS ACCRUING TO PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES INDIRECTLY, AS A CONSEQUENCE OF HIGHWAY USE. USER BENEFITS DISCUSSED ARE TRAVEL TIME, OPERATING COSTS, ACCIDENT REDUCTION, TRAFFIC IN THE CORRIDOR, AND GOODS MOVEMENT. GENERAL ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS DISCUSSED ARE LAND USE, ACCESSIBILITY, AND VALUE; INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL EFFECTS; NONWORK OPPORTUNITIES; OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE; AND NEW TOWNS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 37 pp
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1970 12:00AM