VALUE OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE TIME SAVED

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF DETERMINING RELIABLE ESTIMATES OF THE DOLLAR VALUE THAT WOULD ACCRUE TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS AS A RESULT OF TIME SAVINGS OCCURRING THROUGH USE OF IMPROVED HIGHWAY FACILITIES. THE ESTIMATES OF THE VALUE OF TIME DEVELOPED IN THIS REPORT MAY POSSIBLY BE COMPARED AND CONTRASTED WITH THE ESTIMATES OF THE VALUE OF TIME INCLUDED IN THE FINAL REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY COST ALLOCATION STUDY. IT WAS BELIEVED THAT A STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO THE GENERAL PROBLEM AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ESTIMATES OF THE VALUE OF TIME SAVED TO COMMERCIAL TRUCK OPERATORS IN THE SOUTHWEST WOULD EITHER /A/ LEND MORE CREDENCE TO THOSE VALUES INCLUDED IN THE COST ALLOCATION STUDY, OR /B/ PERHAPS FURNISH EVIDENCE THAT MORE DETAILED STUDIES WOULD BE DESIRABLE. ANY INFORMATION DEVELOPED BY THIS STUDY WILL SUPPLEMENT THE SEVERAL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF VEHICULAR TRAVEL TIME AND FUEL CONSUMPTION RATES UNDER VARIOUS OPERATING CONDITIONS. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THESE STUDIES HAS BEEN TO PROVIDE RELIABLE INFORMATION FOR USE IN DETERMINING THE BENEFITS ACCRUING TO THE USERS OF THE FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 54-76
  • Monograph Title: Freight transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM