DOI

10.5703/1288284313470

Report Number

FHWA/IN/JTRP-97/09

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hoosier Helper, freeway service patrol, benefit-cost analysis, incident management, congestion, secondary crash, SPR-2126

SPR Number

2126

Project Number

C-36-71G

File Number

8-9-7

Performing Organization

Joint Transportation Research Program

Publisher Place

West Lafayette, IN

Date of this Version

1997