The economics of reducing the county road system: three case studies in Iowa, Volume 1
C. Phillip Baumel, Cathy A. Hamlett, Gregory R. Pautsch, United States. Dept. of Transportation. University Research Program, Iowa State University, Iowa. Highway Research Board, Iowa. Highway Division
U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, University Research Program, 1986 - Transportation - 216 pages
Surveys conducted in Hamilton, Shelby and Linn counties provide information that make possible an economic analysis of the benefit-cost ratio of abandoning a segment or segments of the secondary road system.
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