LINK ANALYSIS FOR ROUTE LOCATION

THE APPLICATION OF SEVERAL COMPUTER-BASED METHODS TO HIGHWAY LOCATION AND DESIGN PROBLEMS ARE DESCRIBED. THE ACTUAL STUDY WAS MADE IN A RURAL AREA BUT THE UNDERLYING METHODOLOGY IS VALIDATED FOR BOTH RURAL AND URBAN PROBLEMS. MOST OF THE SPECIFIC MATHEMATICAL MODELS THAT WERE USED EVALUATED EACH OF THE COST-PRODUCING VARIABLES PRESENTLY EXISTING AS INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS OR INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF PROGRAMS. THESE SAME COST VARIABLES ARE PRESENT IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN PROBLEMS. THE CRITICAL VARIABLES IN THE STUDY WERE USER TIME, FUEL COSTS, AND COST OF EARTHWORK. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL FACTORS WERE RELATIVELY MINOR WHICH, IN AN URBAN AREA, WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE IMPORTANT. THE HIERARCHICAL LEVEL AT WHICH THE LOCATION DECISION IS TO BE MADE IS IMPORTANT. THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE DIFFERENT VARIABLES INVOLVED MAY ALSO CHANGE WITH LEVEL. ON A MACRO LEVEL, TRAVEL DEMAND IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT. THE ANALYSIS OF A HIGHWAY LOCATION INVOLVES THE CONSIDERATION OF PROBABILISITIC VARIABLES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY ARE PRESENTED' /1/ DEVELOPMENT OF THE DECISION- MAKING SCHEME SO THAT CERTAIN INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE VARIOUS COST-PRODUCING VARIABLES OF THE HIGHWAY LINK LOCATION PROBLEM ARE CLEARLY INDICATED, /2/ METHODS ARE DEMONSTRATED OF MAXIMIZING COMPUTER UTILIZATION IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ECONOMIC ANALYSES FOR THE LOCATION AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING DESIGN OF HIGHWAY LINKS, /3/ SOME OF THE COMPUTER MODELS AND DATA PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE FOR USE IN THESE ANALYSES ARE DESCRIBED, AND /4/ RECENTLY DEVELOPED METHODS OF DEALING WITH THE UNCERTAINTY INHERENT IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PROBLEMS ARE PRESENTED.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-47
  • Monograph Title: Engineering economy 1963
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  • Accession Number: 00200024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM