NCHRP Synthesis 378: State Highway Cost Allocation Studies
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NCHRP Synthesis 378:
State Highway Cost Allocation Studies
(2008)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 378: State Highway Cost Allocation Studies examines the history and evolution of highway cost allocation study practice and explores the current state of the practice.

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75 pages | 8.5 x 11
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skim chapter
Front Matter i-ix
Summary 1-2
Project Goals and Scope 3-3
Study Approach 4-4
Highway Cost Allocation Study Methods 5-5
State Highway Cost Allocation Studies 6-8
Equity Findings in State Highway Cost Allocation Studies 9-9
Recent Developments in Highway Cost Allocation Study Methods and Software 10-10
Vehicle Classes and How They Are Differentiated 11-12
Selecting Appropriate Cost Allocators 13-13
Cost Allocation in a Multimodal Environment 14-14
Methodologies for Revenue Attribution 15-16
Experience in Selected States 17-21
State Highway Cost Allocation Study Self-Assessments and Additional Guidance and Assistance Desired by States 22-22
Chapter Four - Impacts of Highway Cost Allocation Studies 23-25
Expenditures 26-28
Vehicle-Miles of Travel and Related Data 29-29
Pavements and Related Data 30-30
Maintenance and Other Data 31-31
Issues in Revenue Attribution 32-32
Different Levels of Government and Equity Ratios 33-33
Emerging Issues and Other Programs 34-34
Allocation of External Costs 35-36
Issues in Developing Recommendations for Changes in State Tax Structure 37-38
Chapter Six - Conclusions 39-40
References 41-42
Bibliography 43-44
Acronyms 45-45
Glossary 46-48
Appendix A - State Highway Cost Allocation Study Survey 49-54
Appendix B - Summary of Survey Results 55-64
Appendix C - VTrans Issues with Federal Highway Administration State Highway Cost Allocation Study Software 65-65
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 66-66

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