TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING-SOME MYTHS REVIEWED

VARIETY OF BELIEFS, IDEAS AND CONVICTIONS WHICH APPEAR TO SURROUND THE FIELD OF TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING ARE DISCUSSED. THE ECONOMIC MYTH MAY TAKE A NUMBER OF FORMS. THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS IS THE RELATIVE CAPACITY MYTH. A RELATED GROUP OF MYTHS STILL IN THE ECONOMIC SPHERE, CENTRE ON THE CONCEPT OF COST/BENEFIT OR COST EFFECTIVENESS, OR TO PUT IT MORE SIMPLY, RELATIVE EFFICIENCY. A FEW MORE MYTHS ARE, MORE OR LESS, IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMICS. FINALLY THERE ARE WHAT MIGHT BE CALLED THE PROCEDURAL FICTIONS-THE MYTH OF PREDICABILITY AND THE MYTH OF EXTRAPOLATION. WHAT IS REALLY INVOLVED, PERHAPS, IS THE MYTH OF REALITY. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 14 Pp, 1 TaB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Comay, E
  • Publication Date: 1967-9

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  • Accession Number: 00201272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM