SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION

THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED IN THIS ARTICLE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1) COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS SHOULD BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TOTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION, RATHER THAN A SEPARATE BOOKKEEPING TYPE ANALYSIS; (2) ANALYTICAL MODELS MUST BE DEVELOPED TO MEASURE THE BENEFITS (THIS ARTICLE SUGGESTS SOME OF THESE MODELS); (3) THE NONQUANTIFIABLE BENEFITS MUST BE IDENTIFIED AND EXPRESSED IN THE UNITS APPROPRIATE TO THE SITUATION (COVERTING THESE BENEFITS INTO DOLLARS IS NOT RECOMMENDED); AND (4) AS INDICATED BY THIS ARTICLE, THE LAND USE (COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL) WILL INCREASE IN THE AREA WHERE A TRANSIT SYSTEM IS LOCATED AND FURTHER, THE CENTRAL CITY WILL SHARE A MAJOR PORTION OF THIS INCREASE.

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  • Accession Number: 00202374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM