THE MEASUREMENT OF VEHICULAR BENEFITS

THE DIFFERENTIAL-BENEFIT STUDY WAS RESTRICTED TO THE BENEFITS REALIZED DIRECTLY BY MOTOR VEHICLE USERS BECAUSE THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO ALLOCATE MOTOR-VEHICLE-TAX RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FEDERAL-AID PROGRAM IN PROPORTION TO THE BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED BY VEHICLES IN THE VARIOUS TYPE AND WEIGHT GROUPS. THIS STUDY EXAMINED WHAT WAS PRODUCED IN THE DIFFERENTIAL-BENEFIT SURVEY AND EXPLORED THE MEANS OF MEASUREMENT OF VEHICULAR BENEFITS AND COSTS. MEASUREMENTS OF RUNNING COST, THE VALUE OF TIME, AND TRAFFIC FLOW IMPEDANCE ARE DIFFICULT BUT THE ESTIMATES OF FUTURE BENEFITS ARE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. THE FACTORS TENDING TO REDUCE BENEFITS BOTH DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD AND AS TIME GOES ON AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE IMPROVEMENT MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN NEW PROCEDURES ARE DEVELOPED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-17
  • Monograph Title: Highway finance and benefits
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1994 12:00AM