REPORT OF DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY FINANCE

AN OUTLINE IS PRESENTED OF THE PROPOSED RURAL HIGHWAY SURVEY BEING CONDUCTED BY THE U. S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS. IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP FROM THE EXISTING MAPS AND FROM FIELD STUDIES A COMPLETE INVENTORY OF THE SYSTEM OF ALL PUBLIC ROADS. THE SURVEY IS BEING CONDUCTED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: (1) A ROAD AND BRIDGE INVENTORY, (2) THE PLACE OF OWNERSHIP OF MOTOR VEHICLES, (3) THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RURAL POPULATION, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, ETC., (4) A CLASSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS, (5) A SHORT TRAFFIC COUNT FOR NATIONAL PURPOSES, (6) DETAILED TRAFFIC SURVEYS, (7) VOLUME OF AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION MOVED BY HIGHWAYS, AND (8) DETERMINATION OF PAST INCIDENTS AND AMOUNT OF HIGHWAY TAXATION AND NECESSARY AND PROPER CHANGES IN EXISTING TAX POLICIES. WITH THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE DATA, THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS SURVEY SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED, TO: (1) SELECT AN INTEGRATED HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO INCLUDE ALL ROADS TO BE IMPROVED IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS AND INDICATE PRIORITY OF IMPROVEMENT; (2) RECORD THE PRESENT STATE OF ALL PARTS OF THE SELECTED MILEAGE IN RESPECT TO TRAFFIC SERVICEABILITY, AND INDICATE THE AMOUNT, KIND, AND COST OF FURTHER IMPROVEMENT REQUIRED TO REACH FULL SATISFACTORY SERVICEABILITY; AND (3) BUDGET HIGHWAY OPERATIONS OF A CONSIDERABLE FUTURE PERIOD, AND INDICATE SOURCES FROM WHICH THE NECESSARY FUNDS SHOULD BE AND CAN BE OBTAINED, PROPERLY RELATED TO BENEFITS CONFERRED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 15, pp 21-23
  • Authors:
    • MACDONALD, T H
  • Publication Date: 1936

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 4-6, 1935
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM