PLANNING BYPASS RESEARCH IN VIRGINIA - THE LEXINGTON PILOT PROJECT

THE ROUTE 11 BYPASS OF LEXINGTON WAS SELECTED AS A PILOT STUDY ROAD BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST LIMITED ACCESS BYPASS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR STUDY IN VIRGINIA. THE PRINCIPLE SOURCE OF DATA IS STATE BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS WHICH REPORT GROSS RECEIPTS AND WHICH ARE FILED BY RETAIL BUSINESS WITH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE EACH JANUARY. MOTELS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FILE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX FORMS. FOR THESE BUSINESSES INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS WITH OWNERS AND MANAGERS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN. AFTER DATA REFINEMENT, THE DATA WILL BE PUT ON IBM PUNCH CARDS. THE ANALYSIS WILL USE ACCEPTABLE STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES. THE STUDY SHOULD PROVIDE SPECIFIC DATA ON THE EFFECT OF THE BYPASS ON THE PARTICULAR COMMUNITY. IT WILL ALSO DEVOTE MUCH ATTENTION TO ADAPTING THE DEVELOPING METHODS OF ANALYSIS TO THIS TYPE OF ECONOMIC PROBLEM. IF THE PILOT STUDY PROVES SUCCESSFUL, THE METHODOLOGY WILL BE APPLIED TO SEVERAL OTHER STUDY AREAS IN VIRGINIA.

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  • Accession Number: 00201846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1970 12:00AM