FACTORS INFLUENCING RURAL ROAD MILEAGE

STATISTICAL METHODS ARE USED FOR DATA ANALYSIS TO FIND OUT HOW THE RURAL ROAD MILEAGE DEPENDS UPON POPULATION, AREA, AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH CAUSE ROADS TO EXIST. THE HYPOTHESIS THAT ROADS RESULTS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IS USED. THE VALUE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF PATTERNS IN ROAD MILEAGE LIES IN ITS USE FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ROAD SUPPORTING MONIES. THE DATA ARE USED TO ARRIVE AT AN EQUITABLE FORMULA FOR SUPPORTING RURAL PRIMARY MILEAGES FROM TAXATION. THE DATA WILL PROVIDE FOR ESTIMATES OF FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROAD SYSTEMS. BY ISOLATING THE EFFECT OF THE PRIMARY VARIABLE (POPULATION) FROM THE STATISTICAL DATA OF ROAD MILEAGE IT IS POSSIBLE TO UNCOVER LESSER VARIABLES WHICH AFFECT MILEAGE AND, THUS, ARRIVE AT A SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR WRITING ROAD TAX FORMULAS. USING THE STATISTICAL METHODS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO COMPILE AVERAGE ROAD MILEAGE DATA. THE STEPS ARE OUTLINED TO CALCULATE THE AVERAGE COUNTY PRIMARY MILEAGE IN A COUNTY OF MICHIGAN.

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  • Accession Number: 00200317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM