The Local Rural Road System: Alternative Investment Strategies, HR-242, 1989

(1989) The Local Rural Road System: Alternative Investment Strategies, HR-242, 1989. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A benefit-cost analysis was used to examine the effects of alternative investment strategies on the local rural road system. The study first estimated the change in costs to the traveling public of various investment strategies, then compared the change for each investment strategy to the cost of implementing that strategy on the county rural road system. The basic purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for local supervisors and engineers in evaluating investment or disinvestment proposals, and to provide information to state legislatures in developing local rural road and bridge policies. Three case study areas of 100 sq mi each were selected in Iowa. A questionnaire was used to collect data from farm and non-farm residents in the study areas. Data were obtained on the number of 1982 trips by origin, destination, and type of vehicle.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Automobiles by type, Benefit cost analysis, Case studies, Data collection, Evaluation, Guidelines, Origin and destination, Policy making, Proposals, Questionnaires, Roads, Rural areas, Vehicle type
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Law and policies
ID Code: 17060
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 19:28
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17060