THE IMPACT OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ON TRAVELLER SPENDING IN SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING

NON-LOCAL TRAVELLERS WERE INTERVIEWED LEAVING SWEETWATER AND UINTA, WYOMING TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF INTERSTATE 80 ON TRAVELLER SPENDING. BY USING REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND OTHER STATISTICAL APPROXIMATIONS, THE RESEARCHERS ESTIMATED THAT 6 PERCENT OF TRAVELLER SPENDING COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO INTERSTATE 80 CONSTRUCTION. ALTHOUGH THIS PERCENTAGE WAS NEARLY 9 PERCENT FOR THE SUMMER, IT DROPPED TO LESS THAN 4 PERCENT FOR THE WINTER MONTHS. WHEN THE 1968 EXPENDITURES OF NEARLY $700,000 WERE PROJECTED TO 1990, THE CUMULATIVE TOTAL WAS OVER $23 MILLION. HOWEVER, THE RESEARCHERS CAUTION THAT THIS ESTIMATE DOES NOT INCLUDE EXPECTED PRICE CHANGES AND IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE EXPENDITURES CONTINUE AT THE NORMAL GROWTH RATE WITH NO FEED BACK EFFECT. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 048, 4421-702
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, 710 Garfield
    Laramie, WY  United States  82070

    Wyoming State Highway Department

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    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Doll, G F
    • Hooker, R W
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 14 1970 12:00AM