Five topics relevant to changing criteria for transportation project evaluation and priority setting were discussed in a conference session. Types of criteria were defined, their limitations were identified, and a list of guidelines that can be used to deal with changing criterial was presented. The relationships between national goals and state and local planning and the various mechanisms that can be pursued at the federal level to ensure that national goals are addressed in transportation programming were described. Some of the analytical and graphical methods used in transportation priority setting were reviewed. The unique problems of transportation programming in metropolitan areas--particularly the mismatch caused by the fact that, although historically most of the programming function has occurred at the state level, this function is assigned by the 1975 joint Federal Highway Administration-Urban Mass Transportation Administration guidelines to the metropolitan planning organization-were considered. The role of minimum standards (threshold criteria) was examined, and it was suggested that potential improvements to the transportation system should be reviewed from a complete perspective of the condition of the existing service and the utility and feasibility of the proposed services. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 40-42
  • Monograph Title: Program Planning, Finance, and Preconstruction Management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030501
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM