ASSESSMENT OF PRIORITIES EARTH AND OTHER TECHNIQUES - PARIS, 20-21-22 MARCH 1979, VOLUMES 1 AND 2

The report evaluates three approaches to the problem facing local authorities, in preparing budgets for highway schemes, of how to make comparisons between competing schemes. The approaches use measures of the output of existing facilities to help in the assessment of need or of the size of the problem. The glc approach is intended to be a comprehensive system of assessing priority between highway schemes in the five-year period of the transport policy and programme (tpp). It enables schemes to be ranked in priority order and for schemes to be selected for inclusion in programmes with differing resource levels. The approach used by the west midlands is for tpp schemes over 50000 and, although similar to that of the glc, has differences in emphasis in that all schemes to be tested should meet certain criteria. The third system, the hampshire system, is less precise than the others because it is intended to deal with over 500000 schemes after the tpp period (6-10 yr ahead). Like the glc approach, the hampshire system is oriented towards problems and can accommodate alternative solutions. The scoring system employed is qualitative rather than quantitative. Differences in the three approaches are evaluated. (TRRL)

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    Chartered Inst of Public Finance & Accountancy

    1 Buckingham Place
    London SW1E 6HS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 2-85978-012-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM