The publication of Techniques of Transport Planning in two volumes completes the Harvard research and concludes the Brookings Transport Research Program. In this first volume, Pricing and Project Evaluation, the authors survey the principles of engineering design, price theory and welfare economics, capital budgeting, and decision theory as a basis for public policy decisions regarding transport investments. Using a single project as a frame of reference, they synthesize and extend the literature of conventional project evaluation, or cost-benefit analysis, as a tool for making those decisions. They thus lay the foundation for Volume 2, Systems Analysis and Simulation Models, which extends the analysis of transport planning to the transport system as a whole. Many transport projects affect the performance of entire transport systems and have a pervasive influence throughout the economy, as the authors illustrate by applying their model to the Colombian economy and transport system.

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  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Pagination: 341 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00046888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Brookings Institution
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM