GENERAL DISCUSSION

NINE PAPERS THAT WERE PRESENTED DEALING PRIMARILY WITH THE RELATED QUESTIONS OF INDIRECT BENEFITS, NONUSER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND HIGHWAY SUBSIDY ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT THEY REPRESENT AN ATTEMPT TO EVALUATE WHAT MIGHT BE CALLED THE SOCIAL COMPONENT IN HIGHWAY FINANCE. INASMUCH AS SOCIAL VALUE IS AN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT CONCEPT TO DEFINE AND MEASURE, THE DIFFERENCES IN APPROACH AND CONTRADICTIONS IN CONCLUSIONS THAT WERE PRESENTED MIGHT BE EXPECTED. THE PAPERS PRESENTED SUGGEST MANY AREAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH, BUT THE SPEAKER SUGGESTS THAT THE CHIEF IMPLICATION FOR CURRENT ANALYSIS RELATES TO THE POSSIBILITY OF REORIENTING THE COST ALLOCATION BETWEEN USERS AND NONUSERS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 182-184
  • Monograph Title: Highway financing
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 2 1994 12:00AM