Recommended CitationLatoski, S. P., R. Pal, and K. C. Sinha. An Evaluation of the Cost Effectiveness of the Hoosier Helper Program and Framework for the Design of ITS Optimal System Configuration, Phase 1. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-97/09. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1997. doi: 10.5703/1288284313470.
This research provides a benefit-cost analysis for each of two distinct Hoosier Helper operating scenarios: daytime patrol and 24-hour patrol. The computation of agency cost involves an aggregation of equivalent annual investment cost, employee salaries and fringe benefit, overhead cost, and maintenance cost for Hoosier Helper. The following components comprise the estimation of Hoosier Helper benefits: non-recurrent congestion delay savings, secondary crash reduction, and vehicle operating cost savings. The results of an analysis of over two thousand evaluations from motorists assisted by Hoosier Helper are also presented.
Hoosier Helper, freeway service patrol, benefit-cost analysis, incident management, congestion, secondary crash, SPR-2126
Joint Transportation Research Program
West Lafayette, IN
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