IMPACT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES: THE ROLE OF THE NO-BUILD ALTERNATIVE IN THE EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
This review which recommends the use of the benchmark alternative to facilitate plan evaluation, defines alternatives, and addresses the need for more informed and rigorous use of the techniques available for impact assessment. The need for comparison and evaluation of alternatives is also discussed. The legal requirements to assess the no-build option is reviewed, and the point in the transportation planning process where the no-build alternative should be used is discussed. Social, economic, environmental impacts which may occur at the regional-scale, corridor scale and local level, and four sets of conditions (existing and future) for which impacts should be examined are detailed. Techniques are recommended for forecasting socio-economic and transportation factors. Four technical appendices to the guidelines are included.
- Research sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
National Cooperative Highway Research ProgramTransportation Research Board
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20001
- Lane, J S
- Grenzeback, Lance R
- Martin, T J
- Lockwood, S C
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 72 p.
- TRT Terms: Approach lanes; Environmental impacts; Forecasting; Impact studies; Legal factors; Legibility; No build; Socioeconomic factors; State of the art studies; Transportation planning; Visibility
- Old TRIS Terms: Approaches; Substitutes
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Law; Society;
- Accession Number: 00165936
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 8-11
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM