GENERALIZED COSTS AND THE ESTIMATION OF MOVEMENT COSTS AND BENEFITS IN TRANSPORT PLANNING /WITH DISCUSSION & CLOSURE/

THE OBJECT IS TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO TRANSPORT PLANNERS AND ANALYSTS BY DESCRIBING PROCEDURES IN TWO AREAS: (A) THE EVALUATION OF MOVEMENT COSTS AND BENEFITS CONSEQUENT TO CHANGES IN NETWORKS AND MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND (B) THE ESTIMATION OF THE GENERALIZED BEHAVIORAL AND RESOURCE COST FUNCTIONS FOR LINKS AND ORIGIN-DESTINATION PAIRS THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THIS EVALUATION PROCESS AND FOR FORECASTS OF BEHAVIOR. THE PROCEDURES ARE DESIGNED FOR USE IN SITUATIONS WHERE THE CHANGE IN NETWORK OR POLICY IS THOUGHT TO HAVE STRONG EFFECTS ON THE TRIP PATTERN AND INDIVIDUAL LINK LOADINGS. THIS WILL GENERALLY BE THE CASE IN THE CONSIDERATION OF URBAN SCHEMES AND MAY BE THE CASE FOR MAJOR INTERURBAN SCHEMES; IN BOTH SITUATIONS THERE MAY BE CONSIDERABLE CHANGES IN THE TRIP MATRICES, MODAL SPLIT, AND ROUTES USED. THE EMPHASIS IS ON OPERATIONAL METHODS. THE PRECISE WAY IN WHICH THE BENEFIT EXPRESSION AND GENERALIZED COSTS ARE CALCULATED WILL DEPEND ON THE LEVEL OF DETAIL AND FORM OF PARTICULAR STUDIES; CONSIDERABLE GUIDANCE IS GIVEN TO AID THE TRANSFER FROM CONCEPTS TO COMPUTATION. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 11-26
  • Monograph Title: Transportation costs
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1972 12:00AM