APPLICATIONS OF THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING ECONOMY TO HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

A SERIES OF RESEARCH REPORTS AND CASE STUDIES WERE MADE: FINDINGS ON SPECIFIC SUBJECTS WERE PRESENTED AT HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD MEETINGS AND PUBLISHED BY THE BOARD. PART I CONSISTS OF ONLY SHORT ABSTRACTS OF THESE REPORTS: (1) ECONOMIC ANALYSIS - THE FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH TO DECISIONS IN HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN; (2) CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING ECONOMY; (3) INTEREST AND THE RATE OF RETURN ON INVESTMENTS; (4) A CRITIQUE OF SOME RECENT ECONOMIC STUDIES COMPARING ALTERNATE HIGHWAY LOCATIONS; (5) ECONOMY STUDIES FOR HIGHWAYS; PART 1, INTERCEPTION OF RESULTS FORM ANALYSIS HAVING MULTIPLE ALTERNATIVES; PART II, SENSITIVITY ASPECTS; (6) AN ECONOMY STUDY AIMED AT JUSTIFYING A SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENT; AND (7) PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING THE MOST ECONOMICAL DESIGN FOR BRIDGES AND ROADWAYS CROSSING FLOOD PLAINS. PART II COVERS FOUR CASE STUDIES IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING ECONOMY: CASE A- USER COST COMPARISON OF THREE TYPES OF INTERSECTION CONTROL DEVICES, CASE B - ANALYSIS OF ROAD USER ECONOMY BEFORE AND AFTER TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION AT A T-INTERSECTION, CASE C - AN ECONOMY STUDY OF THE TRAFFIC-PACER SYSTEM OF SIGNAL OPERATION, AND CASE D - AN ECONOMY STUDY OF THE SAN ANTONIO ROAD CROSSINGS OF ALMA STREET AND THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept Eed-8, 110 PP, 18 FIG, 6 TAB, 38 REF, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Institute of Engineering Economic Systems
    Stanford, CA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1964-3

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  • Accession Number: 00201388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1970 12:00AM