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Freeway management strategies by Kevin A. Haboian

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Published by Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York (1 Penn Plaza, New York 10119) .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Express highways -- United States -- Management.,
  • Traffic engineering -- United States.,
  • Highway capacity -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementKevin A. Haboian.
SeriesMonograph ;, 8, Monograph (Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas) ;, 8.
LC ClassificationsHE336.E94 H33 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1134161M
LC Control Number94100426

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