APPLICATIONS OF EARNINGS-CREDIT AND RELATIVE-USE METHODS OF HIGHWAY COST ALLOCATION

THE FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM COST RESPONSIBILITIES WERE ALLOCATED BETWEEN HIGHWAY USERS AND OTHER BENEFICIARIES ON THE BASIS OF AN AVERAGING OF THE COST RESPONSIBILITIES AS FOUND IN THE RELATIVE-USE AND EARNINGS-CREDIT PROCEDURES. NEITHER PROCEDURE IS NEW, BUT THE ADDED INFORMATION THEN AVAILABLE MADE POSSIBLE MUCH MORE THOROUGHGOING AND SOPHISTICATED ANALYSES THAN COULD BE MADE AT THE TIME OF THEIR PREVIOUS APPLICATION. ALTHOUGH THESE ANALYSES WERE ORIENTED PRIMARILY TOWARD THE FEDERAL-AID PORTION OF THE TOTAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM, THE IMPROVED TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED COULD ALSO BE APPLIED TO SIMILAR ANALYSES COVERING ALL ROAD AND STREET SYSTEMS AT EITHER THE NATIONAL OR THE STATE LEVEL. THIS PAPER SETS FORTH THE REASONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TECHNIQUES, EXPLAINS THE MODIFICATIONS MADE /SHOWING HOW THEY DIFFER FROM THE PROCEDURES PREVIOUSLY USED/, AND INDICATES HOW THEY MAY BE APPLIED IN OTHER STUDIES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 135-161
  • Monograph Title: Highway financing
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM