Assessing the Benefits and Costs of ITS: Making the Business by David Gillen, David Levinson

By David Gillen, David Levinson

The 17 chapters during this e-book, which advanced from a convention on measuring the contributions of ITS subsidized via the California division of Transportation in February 2002, research the prices and merits of ITS in an fiscal and enterprise coverage context. part 1 examines the large topic of the way and what ITS contributes to the economic climate and the way one makes a company case for ITS. part 2 contains 3 chapters on ITS purposes in mass transit. part three explores ITS purposes within the automobile/highway method. part four considers integrative concerns together with how ITS is perceived and the way it may be located to enhance floor transportation. This quantity should be specially precious to researchers and coverage makers operating in transportation, transportation engineering, and the commercial research of transportation structures.

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S. GDP in 1990, these costs had fallen to less than 11 percent of GDP by the turn of the century. Investment in advanced logistics is self-perpetuating due to the networked interrelatedness of firms in inter-industry supply chains. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Ford Motor Company in Detroit now requires all its major suppliers to participate in e-purchasing arrangements, automated inventory management, and just-in-time delivery under stiff late penalties. Suppliers are thus compelled to make the capital investments needed at their end to assure Ford a decent return on investment in the logistics investments made at its end.

This will enlarge regions still further. Our new regions will be defined by both physical travel as well as virtual travel. ” 8. SUMMARY There are many different forces at work that affect the impact of ITS on travel in both the long and short run. In metropolitan areas, I would suggest that there is going to be some in-fill, some higher density development as ATIS systems increase our ability to utilize whatever capacity is available in our metropolitan areas. Conversely, ATIS will facilitate market-driven solutions to increasing mobility, and like the telephone before it, will significantly increase net benefits from travel.

See also, Dale W. S. Economy,” The American Economic Review, March 2001. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Peter R. Orszag, Jonathan M. Orszag. The Role of Government in a Digital Age, Commissioned by the Computer and Communications Industry Association, October 2000. David Gillen. “Program-Wide Research Conference of California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways),” October 24, 2002, (as cited in) Institute of Transportation Studies Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2002. Kenneth A. Small, Robert Noland, Xuehao Chu and David Lewis.

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