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Cover of Improving Cost Allocation by Road Type
Improving Cost Allocation by Road Type
  • Publication no: AP-T195-12
  • ISBN: 978-1-921991-08-0
  • Published: 7 March 2012

This report improves the current approach to cost allocation, develops incremental pricing, and develops direct user charging. This report includes analysis of the relationship between road use and expenditure without considering road condition; and analysis of data on expenditure and road use for expenditure categories B2 and D that covers the whole arterial road network for four States (and Victorian local roads) instead of analysing only a sample of road sections. Overall, the statistical analysis demonstrated that the relationship between road use and expenditure does not provide a strong basis for determining the most appropriate road network classification unless the data collection process can be improved.

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Project objective
    • 1.3. Outline
  • 2. METHODOLOGY
    • 2.1. Definitions
    • 2.2. Overview of the data
    • 2.3. Relationship between road use parameters
    • 2.4. Regression analysis
    • 2.5. Calculation of the attributable share of expenditure
    • 2.6. Testing Road Network Classifications
    • 2.7. Limitations
    • 2.8. International Comparisons
  • 3. RESULTS EXPENDITURE CATEGORY B2 – PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
    • 3.1. The overall attributable share
    • 3.2. Road Network Classifications
      • 3.2.1. Climate
      • 3.2.2. Urban/Rural
      • 3.2.3. Terrain
      • 3.2.4. Traffic volume
      • 3.2.5. Functional classification
      • 3.2.6. Surface type
      • 3.2.7. Pavement Type
      • 3.2.8. Unsealed roads
      • 3.2.9. AusLink roads
    • 3.3. Overall findings
  • 4. RESULTS EXPENDITURE CATEGORY D - REHABILITATION
    • 4.1. The overall attributable share
    • 4.2. Road network classifications
      • 4.2.1. Climate
      • 4.2.2. Urban/Rural
      • 4.2.3. Traffic volume
      • 4.2.4. Functional classification
      • 4.2.5. Pavement type
      • 4.2.6. Unsealed roads
      • 4.2.7. AusLink roads
    • 4.3. Overall finding
  • 5. CONCLUSION
    • 5.1. Findings
    • 5.2. Next steps
  • APPENDIX A VICTORIAN ARTERIAL ROADS
  • APPENDIX B NSW ARTERIAL ROAD DATA
  • APPENDIX C QUEENSLAND ARTERIAL ROAD DATA
  • APPENDIX D SOUTH AUSTRALIA ARTERIAL ROAD DATA
  • APPENDIX E MAP OF CLIMATE CATEGORIES
  • APPENDIX F VICTORIAN LOCAL ROADS
  • APPENDIX G AVERAGE EXPENDITURE
  • APPENDIX H PROPORTIONS OF NETWORK/ROAD USE IN EACH ROAD NETWORK CLASSIFICATION CATEGORY
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