HIGHWAY PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

LONG-RANGE HIGHWAY PROGRAM COSTS IN VARIOUS STATES, FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE HIGHWAYS, ARE REVIEWED IN RELATION TO TRAVEL, POPULATION AND MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION. REDUCTION OF ANNUAL COSTS TO COMMON INDICES PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO EXAMINE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG THE STATES. INDICES, EVEN THOUGH BASED ON ESTIMATES COMPUTED BY VARIOUS METHODS AND INDIVIDUALS IN DIFFERENT LOCALITIES, HAVE LESS VARIATION AMONG STATES THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED. SYSTEM COSTS PER VEHICLE MILE ARE SHOWN TO BE LEAST ON THE HEAVILY-TRAVELED PRINCIPAL CITY SYSTEMS, EVEN THOUGH PER-MILE CONSTRUCTION COSTS ARE GREATEST. CONVERSELY, HIGHEST VEHICLE-MILE COSTS ARE ON LIGHTLY- TRAVELED LOCAL ROAD SYSTEMS. CONVERSION OF TOTAL COSTS TO PER CAPITA AND OTHER INDICES ALSO MAKES PROGRAM DATA MORE EASILY UNDERSTOOD AND PROVIDES A BETTER BASIS FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM