A procedure for siting airports and other major facilites is proposed in this paper. It is based on the recognition that massive uncertainty is part of every such project: neither the performance of the system nor its loads can be predicted accurately. The procedures of decision analysis provide the means to evaluate these risky alternatives. A procedure is recommended that leads to a siting process with 3 important features: recognition of the realistic uncertainties in traffic forecasts as demonstrated by experience; insurance arrangements to protect the public at large against risk and potentially catastrophic eventualities; and a strategy with contingency plans for altering the deicision should future events warrant.

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  • Accession Number: 00491114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM