In recent years, the complexities of managing and administering state transportation programs have increased markedly. Federal funding has a significant effect on the structuring of state transportation programs because of the strict and comprehensive controls on the use of such funds. Further, the total amount of federal, state, and local funds available for transportation programs has not kept pace with the needs for new or upgraded transportation facilities. Thus, pressure is being placed on transportation program managers to maximize the use of available resources. The key to efficient use of resources-work force, money, and time--is control of production. Such control can be exercised by applying multiproject scheduling principles during the preconstruction and construction phases of a transportation project. This paper discusses the elements and operation of a multiproject scheduling system that has been implemented successfully by three state departments of transportation. It points out how multiproject scheduling can be used to anticipate resource problems likely to occur in the future and to provide the basis for determining appropriate courses of corrective action.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 17-24
  • Monograph Title: Transportation programming and management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024994
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM