HIGHWAYS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN OHIO, VOL. I.

AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ESTABLISH SOME EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND THE LEVEL OF TRANSPORT CAPACITY. HIGHWAY DENSITY WAS MEASURED BY A RATING SYSTEM ACCORDING TO WIDTH, CURVATURE, GRADIENT, AND ACCESS CONTROL OF THE HIGHWAY. HIGHWAYS BUILT TO INTERSTATE STANDARDS WERE RATED AT 100 POINTS. THE TIME PERIOD UNDER STUDY COVERED 18 YEARS, FROM 1950 TO 1967. THE ECONOMIC GROWTH WAS MEASURED BY THE GROWTH IN PER CAPITA INCOME BASED ON THE STATE'S PER CAPITA SALES TAX IN EACH COUNTY. A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF HIGHWAY CAPACITY AND THE LEVEL OF INCOME IN A REGION WAS SOUGHT, ALTHOUGH THE RELATIONSHIP VARIED FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER IN THE STATE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Highways

    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Williams, R L
    • Koshal, R K
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00201964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 208 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM