ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF TRUCK CLIMBING LANES ON TWO-LANE HIGHWAYS

A SIMPLIFIED MODEL THAT CALCULATES TRAVEL TIME DELAY CAUSED BY TRUCKS ASCENDING GRADES ON TWO-LANE HIGHWAYS IS PRESENTED. THE MODEL SIMULATES VARIOUS HEADWAY DISTRIBUTIONS AND TRAFFIC COMPOSITIONS. A SAMPLE CALCULATION OF TRAVEL TIME DELAYS INCURRED BY PASSENGER CARS AND SMALL TRUCKS RESULTING FROM SLOW-MOVING, HEAVY-LADEN TRUCKS ON LONG STEEP GRADES IS INCLUDED. CURVES ILLUSTRATING TRAVEL TIME DELAYS ON GRADES FOR DIFFERENT GIVEN TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS AND HIGHWAY GEOMETRICS WERE DERIVED FROM THE DELAY MODEL. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-16
  • Monograph Title: Economic factors influencing engineering decisions
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  • Accession Number: 00201593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1994 12:00AM