ECONOMIC QUESTIONS-ESTIMATION OF COSTS (AUSTRALIA)

SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED IN THE CALCULATION OF COSTS OF TRANSPORT OPERATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. CURRENT AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT IS REVIEWED AND DATA PRESENTED ON THE UNIT OPERATING COSTS OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF ROAD TRANSPORT VEHICLES FOR VARIOUS ROADWAY AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. A BRIEF DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED ON THE CERTAIN NON-TANGIBLE COSTS AND THE COSTS OF ACCIDENTS. DIFFICULTIES ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATING THE REVENUE TO THE COSTS OF SERVICES, OR THE MARKET PLACE TESTS WHICH PERMIT A MONETARY VALUE TO BE ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS STANDARDS OF SERVICE. MANY STATE HIGHWAYS IN AUSTRALIA CARRY UP TO 30% COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. HOWEVER, THERE IS PRESSURE FOR ROOM ON THE ROAD BY THE PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE REAL BASIS OF TRANSPORT OPERATING COSTS ARE LINKED WITH TRAVEL TIME AND DELAY AND THESE FACTORS ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LEVEL AND COMPOSITION OF THE TRAFFIC STREAM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vii-2, 12 PP, 4 FIG, 2 TAB, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Blunden, W R
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00201540
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM