THE INFLUENCE OF THE HIGHWAY NETWORK STRUCTURE ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA

A PROCEDURE IS PROPOSED TO CONSIDER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WHEN THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS IS TO INCREASE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF A STRANDED AREA. THE EFFECT OF TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF APPALACHIA IS DISCUSSED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ACT IS TO INCREASE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF APPALACHIA BY CONCENTRATING PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN GROWTH POINTS AND ATTRACTING NEW INDUSTRY. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS CAN HELP ACHIEVE THESE GOALS BY INCREASING THE LOCATIONAL ADVANTAGE OF GROWTH POINTS RELATIVE TO MAJOR METROPOLITAN CENTERS. WEST VIRGINIA IS PRESENTED AS A CASE STUDY. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 20-32
  • Monograph Title: Transportation economics
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  • Accession Number: 00201714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1994 12:00AM