THE INCIDENCE OF HIGHWAY BENEFITS

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS ON THE NATIONAL PRODUCT AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTS, THE NATION'S ECONOMIC BALANCE SHEET, IS ANALYZED IN TERMS OF FULL EMPLOYMENT. BENEFIT COST ANALYSIS METHODS FOR ANALYZING HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT ARE REVIEWED. THE IMPACT OF HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS ON LAND VALUES RAISES THE COMPARATIVE ACCESSIBILITY OF SITES WITHIN THE ZONE OF INFLUENCE. NEITHER HIGHWAY-USER TAXATION NOR ANY PARTICULAR TYPE OF GENERAL TAXATION CAN COPE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE SHIFTING OF LAND VALUES RESULTING FROM HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS CHANNELED IN TIME AND SPACE. IMPLICATIONS OF BENEFIT ANALYSIS EVIDENCED IN CALIFORNIA DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE ARE OCCASIONS OF REAL AND DIRECT CONFLICT BETWEEN INTERESTS IN BETTER HIGHWAY SERVICE, AND COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES AND VALUES. THE DISCUSSERS TALK ABOUT PROPERTY BENEFITS AND HIGHWAY FINANCE IN RELATION TO COMMUNITY VALUES.

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  • Monograph Title: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN HIGHWAY PROGRAMMING, LOCATION AND DESIGN: WORKSHOP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, SEPTEMBER 17, 1959
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM