The basic objective of the present study, is to support Department of Transportation activities in advising developing countries on transport infrastructure improvements. A theoretical base for evaluating the effect of transport investments in a developing area is presented. A model is developed to estimate the optimal modes of transportation for areas with differing levels of traffic. The model shows that under certain circumstances air transportation has significant cost and service advantages over alternative modes. This guideline is substantiated by an extensive case study of the experience of SATENA, a government-operated airline in Colombia. The work performed was executed simultaneously with a parallel contract (DOT-OS-00096) and they are uniquely complementary. They should be considered jointly. (Author Modified Abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • de Neufville, R
    • Ayala, U
    • Acevedo, J
    • Mira, L
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R72-49
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-00080
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM