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  4. Method to Evaluating the Economical Impact on Trucking by a Change in Highway Classification

Method to Evaluating the Economical Impact on Trucking by a Change in Highway Classification

Highway planning efforts, in our country, have been focused on infrastructure investment due to the road-damaging caused by the continuous transit of heavy vehicles. In this paper a different paradigm is evaluated changing technical specifications on roads to avoid the transit of heavy vehicles so it is presented a comprehensive methodology that identifies critical links and allows evaluating network performance in terms of cost, traffic and pollution. Using a real network, and a case study it is demonstrated that the approach yields reliable results for planners.
 
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Ph&D. José Elías Jiménez Sánchez
MC. Elizabeth de la Torre Romero
Instituto Mexicano del Transporte-SCT Instituto Mexicano del Transporte-SCT
   
Ph&D. Ricardo Montoya Zamora Ph&D. Carlos D. Martner Peyrelongue
Universidad Politécnica del Sur de Zacatecas Instituto Mexicano del Transporte-SCT