CRITERIA FOR HIGHWAY BENEFIT ANALYSIS

A SUMMARY IS PRESENTED OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF HIGHWAY BENEFIT ANALYSIS DEVELOPED FOR THE MAIN LEVELS OF ROAD AND STREET ADMINISTRATION: (1) COUNTY ROAD DECISIONS, (2) CITY STREET DECISIONS, AND (3) STATE HIGHWAY DECISIONS. COUNTY ROAD DECISIONS ARE MOST NEEDED IN THE PROBLEM AREA OF (1) LOCAL ROAD CLASSIFICATION, (2) LEVEL OF INVESTMENT IN SECONDARY ROAD SYSTEMS, (3) LEVEL OF INVESTMENT IN TERTIARY ROAD SYSTEMS, AND (4) COST ALLOCATION. LOCAL RURAL ROADS ARE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR FUNCTIONS. DECISIONS ARE MADE ON THE BASIS OF: (1) AMPLITUDE AND FREQUENCY OF TRAFFIC GENERATION OF CENTERS AND AREAS OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY, (2) DESIRE LINES, WHICH INDICATE LINKAGES BETWEEN CENTERS, AND (3) TRAFFIC COUNTS, WHICH ARE INDICATIVE OF THE VOLUME OF TRIP DEMANDS. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HIGHWAY STAFF DECISIONS MUST BE BASED ON THE USE OF TECHNIQUES OF COST ANALYSIS, OF BENEFIT ANALYSIS, INCLUDING THE EFFECTS OF LAND VALUES, AND OF DETERMINING LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOUNDARIES FOR THE PURPOSES OF EQUITABLE COST ALLOCATION. THE STUDY RESULTS ARE PRESENTED ON HIGHWAY BENEFIT ANALYSIS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN RELATION TO HIGHWAY DECISION MAKING, AND THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF HIGHWAY INVESTMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Summary of PROGRESS - JUNE 30, PROJ 2-1, PP 70-75
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00201582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1994 12:00AM