ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF UTILITY USE OF HIGHWAY LOCATIONS IN UTAH

USE OF HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY BY PUBLIC UTILITIES PRESENTS A MULTI-FACET COST VS. BENEFIT VS. EQUITY QUESTION. RELIABLE INFORMATION AS TO THE COSTS AND BENEFITS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE DELINEATION OF VALID LINES OF CONSIDERATION AND THE INTERPRETATION OF THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF POSSIBLE COURSES OF ACTION. SAMPLING SURVEYS OF OPERATING PROCEDURES AND RECORDS OF UTAH PUBLIC UTILITIES HAVE THROWN LIGHT ON SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THESE COSTS AND BENEFITS. THE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE TO THE REGULATORY COMMISSIONS OR LEGISLATURES ARE LIMITED TO THREE 'PURE STRATEGIES' -(1) COMPLETE PRHIBITION OF USE OF HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY BY UTILITIES, (2) PERMISSION TO UTILITIES TO USE RIGHT-OF-WAY UPON PAYMENT OF SOME SPECIFIED TAX OR FEE, (3) FREE USE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY BY UTILITIES-OR A MIXTURE OF THESE 'PURE STRATEGIES' FOR APPLICATION TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROADS AND/ OR IN DIFFERENT AREAS. A WEIGHTED COMBINATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE 'PURE STRATEGIES' INDICATES THE AGGREGATIVE ECONOMIC EFFECT FOR AN AREA. /AUTHOR/

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    Highway Research Board (HRB)

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    • Nelson, Claron E
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  • Publication Date: 1962

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  • Monograph Title: Benefits to utilities from highway locations
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  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM