THE HIGHWAY AND THE BUSINESSMAN

IN TRYING TO JUSTIFY THE HIGHWAY PROGRAM TO BUSINESSMEN IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEM OF: A CERTAIN ROUTE LOCATION DEPENDS ON ITS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OR ON THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE ROAD PROGRAM AS A WHOLE. AN EXAMPLE IS GIVEN OF AN EXPERIENCE IN CONNECTION WITH THE NEW YORK THRUWAY, IN WHICH A TRUCKING CONCERN REPORTED SPENDING $48,000 IN TOLLS ON THE NEW YORK THRUWAY, BUT DURING THAT SAME PERIOD, BECAUSE OF GREATER SAFETY IN OPERATION, MADE A SAVINGS IN INSURANCE COST OF AROUND $50,000. THE IMPACT OF THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH, INC., OF VIRGINIA, SHOWS THE IMPACT ON SOME 194 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUSINESSES. THE ECONOMIC STUDIES IN VIRGINIA SHOW THAT THE PEOPLE WILL BENEFIT A GREAT DEAL BY THE WORK BEING DONE.

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  • Accession Number: 00201852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM