During 1984 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation embarked on a key initiative designed to improve the overall planning process. To facilitate a businesslike approach to operating Pennsylvania's 11 engineering districts, individual 4-year business plans were developed. Although Pennsylvania's capital improvement projects are coordinated through a 12-year transportation improvement program that is reviewed, revised, and adjusted every 2 years and maintenance projects are developed for each county through an annual work plan, the 4-year business plans for the first time combine these two program elements into a multiyear strategic management document. The 4-year business plans are intended to assist the district engineers in working toward the common objectives of the department. Business plans encompass manpower needs, physical plant, equipment, and materials requirements associated with district and county activities. The business planning process also provides each county manager with the opportunity to examine the anticipated multiprogram effects on the transportation system.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-31
  • Monograph Title: Planning, programming, and systems evaluation in the United States and developing countries
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039193
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM