THE NO-BUILD ALTERNATIVE: SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIROMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT CONSTRUCTING TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES-- PART I: FINDINGS AND GUIDELINES

The general objective of the research is to strengthen the techniques available for the definition and evaluation of Not Constructing a Transportation Facility (NCTF) alternatives. Three aspects of NCTF are emphasized. The first approach recommends utilizing a realistic NCTF alternative as a point of comparison by which to evaluate larger build alternatives. Such an NCTF alternative should identify the probable transportation and land use outcomes that can be expected if a decision is made not to construct a proposed facility. The second approach focuses on the use and misuse of the methodologies for the prediction of NCTF impacts. For each impact catagory, the adequacy or inadequacy of available methodologies and techniques are evaluated from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The last approach, utilizaiton of an NCTF alternative, broadens the scope of plan evaluation to include the option of not constructing the proposed project. In addition it provides a clear means of expressing the positive and negative impacts of any proposed project action when compared to making no investment in construction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This work was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program under Project No. 8-11.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Crane (David A) and Partners, Incorporated

    334 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116

    Economics Research Associates

    334 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lane, J S
    • Grenzeback, Lance R
    • Martin, T J
    • Lockwood, S C
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 220 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 8-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM