Proposal for a Program and Project Prioritization Framework

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commissioned the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UTC) to produce a report and proposal to provide a solid basis for what an agency-wide, performance-based project selection framework should look like. The framework proposed by UTC (UTC Framework or Framework) is a thousand-foot view of a potential system that is modular in nature and able to adjust the level of district control, types of metrics used, and funding levels for specific types of projects. The UTC Framework is rooted in a style of transportation planning generally known as Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP). UTC used case studies, federal guidelines, and academic materials to understand best practices and conducted discussions with IDOT regarding its specific needs. Part I of this report discusses the background, benefits, and qualities of a PBPP framework. Part II reviews the performance-based frameworks of other transportation agencies including the state departments of transportation of Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Part III describes the UTC Framework the current phase of this research and demonstrates how the recommended Goals apply to example projects. Part III also highlights the similarities and differences between the UTC Framework and those of the four state DOTs in Part II.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97p

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  • Accession Number: 01605751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2016 12:11PM