COMPUTER-AIDED ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE GUELPH-DUNDAS TEST AREA

THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IS PRESENTED FOR THE HIGHWAY ROUTE SELECTION PROCESS FOR A TYPICAL RURAL SOUTHERN ONTARIO AREA. HIGHWAY LOCATION FACTORS ARE DIVIDED INTO: (1) ROUTE-INDEPENDENCE FACTORS THAT CAN BE STUDIED WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY PRE-SELECTED ALTERNATIVE, FOR EXAMPLE SOILS AND LAND USE. (2) ROUTE-DEPENDENT FACTORS THAT CAN ONLY BE DEFINED IN REFERENCE TO A PRE-SELECTED ALTERNATIVE SUCH AS USER COSTS AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. AT THE PRESENT, THE "BEST" HIGHWAY DESIGN FOR A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OR ROUTE IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE THAT YIELDS THE HIGHEST SOCIAL RETURN ON THE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT AND RECONCILES, MOST EFFECTIVELY, THE CONFLICTING INTERESTS OF VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSAL. A REVIEW IS PRESENTED OF PLANNING TECHNIQUES: (1) GRAPHICAL ROUTE SELECTION METHODS; (2) COMPUTER-AIDED GRAPHICAL METHODS; (3) PROBABILISTIC AND STATISTICAL METHODS; AND (4) COMPUTER-AIDED ROUTE SELECTION METHODS. AN INDEPTH DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF THE GENERAL COMPUTER-AIDED ROUTE SELECTION (GCARS) SYSTEM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF DATA BASES AND DATA BANKS NECESSARY FOR GCARS ARE DESCRIBED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final ReporT, 84 PP, 18 FIG, 10 TAB, 16 REF, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Dept Hwys Jt Hwy Res Prog /Can

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  • Authors:
    • Hausmanis, I
    • Turner, A K
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00203590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1971 12:00AM