The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for maintaining approximately 25,500 miles of low-volume rural roads on the 179 Indian reservations. The BIA provides services to the Indian tribes through an agency organization that is located either on or near the reservation. The procedures described in this paper provide the BIA agency road engineer with a method for ranking the relative economic importance of the various routes within the reservation road network. This ranking provides a quantifiably supportable starting point for the tribal leaders to introduce the noneconomic considerations (i.e., the social needs and preferences of the tribes) to develop a maintenance priority listing that includes both economic and noneconomic considerations. A benefit-cost analysis level without computer support. The method, described were identified and adapted to be used at the agency-tribal level without computer support. The method, described in the context of the BIA situation, is equally applicable to other activities involved with decision making about maintenance of low-volume rural road systems.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-13
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance Management Systems and Transportation Ride Quality
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031184
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM