A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE COST OF HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION AND AN ANALYSIS OF ROAD COST ON TWO MODERATE TRAFFIC STATE HIGHWAYS IN MASSACHUSETTS

A REPORT OF STUDIES CONDUCTED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN EXTENSION OF THE THEORY OF ROAD COSTS WAS PRESENTED IN THE NINTH PROCEEDINGS AND ILLUSTRATED IN THE TENTH PROCEEDINGS OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD. COST DATA FOR TWO SECTIONS OF ROAD ARE PRESENTED. THE REPORT DISCUSSES THE APPLICATION OF THE COST FACTS AND ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH CAN BE ANSWERED BY THE APPLICATION OF THE PROPOSED METHOD TO A LIMITED SECTION OF A GIVEN ROAD AND ALSO THOSE QUESTIONS WHICH CAN BE ONLY ANSWERED BY A MORE EXTENDED APPLICATION OF THE METHOD TO INCLUDE AN ENTIRE STATE, OR AT LEAST TO COMPRISE A COMPLETED TRAFFIC PATTERN OF CONSIDERABLE EXTENT. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT COST STUDIES OF ROAD SYSTEMS CAN BE FACILITATED BY GROUPING THE ROAD GEOGRAPHICALLY INTO TRAFFIC PATTERNS. SINCE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE PATTERNS WILL VARY IN SUCH RESPECTS AS TOPOGRAPHY, TRAFFIC USE, TYPE OF IMPROVEMENT, AND EXTENT OF IMPROVEMENT, COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF THEM SHOULD BE VERY ILLUMINATING. /AUTHOR/ CHOULD BE VERY ILLUMINATING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 12, Pt 1, PP 28-51, 61-65, 2 FIG, 10 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Breed, C B
    • Dougherty, N W
    • Morrisson, R L
    • HEWES, L I
    • Peabody, L E
    • James, E W
  • Discussers:
    • Lavis, F
  • Publication Date: 1933

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 1932. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM