1972 UPDATE OF THE REST AREA INVENTORY AND THE 1971 REST AREA USAGE STUDY

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE REST AREA USAGE STUDY CONDUCTED DURING THE SUMMER OF 1971 AND THE INVENTORY OF REST AREAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS OF THE SUMMER OF 1972. THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF A NATIONAL USAGE STUDY BEGUN IN 1968 AND THE ANNUAL INVENTORY INITIATED IN THE FALL OF 1967. THE UPDATE OF THE INVENTORY INCORPORATES NEWLY CONSTRUCTED AREAS, AREAS PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED, SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN AREAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, AND DELETES AREAS TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE OR AREAS NO LONGER MEETING THE DEFINITION. THIS REPORT PROVIDES A CURRENT NATIONAL SUMMARY OF ALL REST AREAS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS. ANALYSES HAVE BEEN MADE OF THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF AREAS AND OF THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE AREAS. USABLE DATA WERE RECEIVED ON 54 SELECTED AREAS ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM IN 35 STATES FOR THE 1971 USAGE STUDY. COMPARISONS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH SIMILAR DATA FROM THE PREVIOUS STUDIES TO DETERMINE IF ANY PATTERNS OR TRENDS ARE EVIDENT WITH RESPECT TO THE USAGE OF THE AREAS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Geest, J G
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 29

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM