Modeling Investments in County and Local Roads to Support Agricultural Logistics.

Investments in local roads in North Dakota to support agricultural logistics are estimated with a detailed model that predicts flows from 1,406 crop-producing zones to 317 elevators and plants, and forecasts improvements and maintenance costs for paved and unpaved roads. The study finds that (1) the average farm-to-market trip distance has increased from 12 miles in 1980 to 26 miles in 2009, (2) the estimated resurfacing cost per mile for agricultural distribution routes is 40% greater than for non-agricultural routes, and (3) the estimated cost to maintain acceptable service levels on county and local roads is roughly double historical funding levels.


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Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/207300
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/207300
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 50, Number 2
Page range:
101-115
Total Pages:
16




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