Case studies of the economic impact of highway bypasses in Kansas
Michael W. Babcock, José Dávalos, Kansas. Dept. of Transportation. Bureau of Materials & Research, Kansas State University. Civil Engineering Dept, Kansas State University. Dept. of Economics, K-TRAN (Research program)
Kansas Dept. of Transportation, 2004 - Reference - 95 pages
Case studies of the economic impacts of highway bypasses on individual towns are needed since the effects of bypasses may vary a great deal from place to place. The objectives of this report were for a sample of small Kansas towns that have highway bypasses, (1) assess the impact of the bypass on the towns' total employment, (2) measure the impact on retail sales of the towns' travel-related businesses, (3) measure the impact on employment of the towns' travel-related businesses, (4) measure the impact on labor cost per employee of the towns' travel-related businesses, and for the Kansas counties that contain the sample of small Kansas towns that have bypasses, (5) assess the incremental impact on the county's road maintenance expenditures of assuming maintenance responsibility for the previous road alignment.
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Impacts of Highway Bypasses on County Road Expenditures
APPENDIX A Kansas Highway Bypass Impact Study Questionnaire
auto and truck beneﬁts bridge maintenance expenditures Burrton business owners bypass construction bypass counties Bypass Dummy Variable bypass had never bypass towns bypasses on total Cedar Vale Cherryvale cities Control Towns 1988 control towns ranged convenience stores cost per employee Cottonwood Falls county engineers county’s roads Durbin-Watson Statistic economic activity economic impact effects of highway ﬁgure ﬁrm representatives ﬁve Fredonia Haven highway bypasses Impact of Highway increase industry group Kansas Department KDOT labor cost Linn County major effect measure the impact miles of road Moundridge Neodesha never been built old alignment Onaga owners and managers Peabody percent period Pleasanton regression relatively high percentage relatively low percentage road and bridge road inherited road supervisors Sales Tax Collections seven counties small Kansas towns statistically signiﬁcant stores and motels thought the bypass Total Employment Towanda Town County travel-related businesses Troy truck repair ﬁrm truck repair shops Wilson County Yates Center