Highway Performance and Time-Sensitive Industries

By examining the changes in the business environment that precipitated the movement toward time-sensitive production. Then, from an extensive survey, we conclude that although businesses in Iowa are somewhat less time-sensitive than businesses in many other places, Iowa businesses anticipate tighter production schedules in the future. We show how traffic incidents and incident-produced congestion erode highway performance for time-sensitive industries. An analysis of the causes and consequences of incident-produced delays provides the foundation for our model of incident-produced delay, which we have developed to gauge highway performance for time-sensitive firms.

Schweizer, L. A., Forkenbrock, D. J., Zhang, M. H., & Crum, M. R. (1998). Highway Performance and Time-Sensitive Industries.