Development of a Performance Measurement-Based Methodology to Objectively Compare Operational Improvements with Capacity Additions

Preliminary project analysis and comparison are important for agencies in funding considerations and anticipating network impacts. Agencies are presented with multiple approaches to improving network functionality but may not be able to objectively compare solutions in a straightforward or holistic manner. Few or no tools exist for transportation professionals to comprehensively quantify and compare solutions. Tools to anticipate impacts at the preliminary or sketch level of analysis are important for general planning use, to help ensure that projects with the highest merit are pursued. Such pursuits are also increasingly necessary to compete for funding programs like MAP-21’s Projects of Regional and National Significance and past United States Department of Transportation TIGER grants. Such project proposals must consider safety, congestion, emissions, and economic impacts. The Project Evaluation Toolkit (PET) developed under this research project does just that.


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  • Accession Number: 01470557
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0-6487
  • Created Date: Jan 17 2013 9:20AM