BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR PAVEMENT DESIGN SYSTEMS

THE TEXAS PAVEMENT DESIGN SYSTEM OF THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT INCLUDES COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT COMPARE PAVEMENT DESIGN STRATEGIES ON THE BASIS OF EFFECTIVENESS AND COST. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PAVEMENTS IS MEASURED PRIMARILY BY THE PAVEMENT SERVICEABILITY INDES. THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE POSSIBILITY OF RELATING MOTORIST BENEFITS TO THE PAVEMENT SERVICEABILITY INDEX AND OF USING THESE BENEFITS IN THE COMPARISON OF PAVEMENT DESIGN STRATEGIES. THE MOTORIST BENEFITS THAT ARE CONSIDERED ARE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVEL TIME, VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS, ACCIDENT COSTS, AND DISCOMFORT. A MODEL FOR RELATING MOTORIST BENEFITS TO THE PAVEMENT SERVICEABILITY INDEX IS PRESENTED AND PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF BENEFITS ARE DEVELOPED. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • STUDY 1-8-69-123
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • McFarland, W F
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1974 12:00AM