CASH FLOWS FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; 2-THE PROGRAM "PROFIT"

IN ORDER TO CONDUCT A REALISTIC ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, IT IS NECESSARY TO BEGIN WITH A CLEAR REPRESENTATION OF THE EXPECTED FLOWS OF CASH OVER TIME THAT ARE RELATED TO THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THIS REPORT IS CONCERNED WITH TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, NOT PROJECTS. SYSTEMS ARE USUALLY PLANNED FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS AND ARE INTENDED TO BE BUILT OVER SUCH A PERIOD OF TIME. A PROJECT IS BUILT WITHIN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THE RESULT IS THAT A CASH FLOW FOR A SYSTEM IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THAT FOR A PROJECT. THERE IS MUCH WRITTEN CONCERNING PROJECT EVALUATION; THIS SUBJECT WILL NOT BE DISCUSSED HERE. VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN WRITTEN CONCERNING CASH FLOWS FOR SYSTEMS. THIS REPORT SHOWS EXAMPLES OF LOGICAL CASH FLOW ASSUMPTIONS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS AND EXPLAINS THEIR RATIONALE. THE SECTION ON PROFIT OF THE REPORT EXPLAINS THE OPERATION OF AN IBM 7090/94 PROGRAM FOR COMPUTING ROAD USER COSTS ON URBAN NETWORKS AND GIVES USER INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP AND RUNNING THE PROGRAM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hillegass, T J
    • Murphy, J L
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1982 12:00AM