EFFECT OF RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION ON FARM AND RANCH OPERATING UNITS

THE EFFECTS OF CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS ON SELECTED FARM AND RANCH OPERATORS IN THREE TYPES OF AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN TEXAS ARE SUMMARIZED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TAKING OF RIGHT OF WAY FOR CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS HAD SHORT TERM EFFECTS ON FARM AND RANCH OPERATIONS, BUT AFTER A FEW YEARS TO ALLOW FOR ADJUSTMENTS, THE OPERATIONS AS A WHOLE MADE NOTICEABLE GAINS IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND AVERAGE NET INCOME. NO MAJOR CHANGES IN LAND USE OR TENURE COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE HIGHWAY. ALSO, TRAVEL PATTERNS OF THE LOCAL OPERATORS WERE CHANGED VERY LITTLE BY THE LIMITED ACCESS TYPE HIGHWAYS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rpt 58-7F, 37 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • MEUTH, H G
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1972 12:00AM