Several issues have evolved in highway decision making that point to the necessity of establishing new processes and techniques for determining allocation of resources for system improvement and maintenance. These issues include the decline in highway revenues and inflation in construction cost, the uncertainty of federal highway programs and funding levels, changing public attitudes toward transportation investment costs and the probably reduced rate of investment in the future, energy efficiency, and more complex and stringent social and environmental concerns and public involvement. This paper describes the highway programming process and techniques developed in Illinois to respond to these issues and to further refine the setting of priorities and resource allocation methodologies needed to carry them out. Fundamental to the process is an inventory of transport service problems on the entire Illinois highway system. The process is esentially oriented to matching short-range priorities and solutions to existing service problems, but consideration is given to longer range goals as currently forecast fiscal resources allow. Included in the paper are discussions of deficiencies and problems of existing programming techniques, the philosophies behind the development of the Illinois process, and the development of the transportation improvement proposal information form, which provides the comprehensive information necessary for setting improvement priorities and project selection and control.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Transportation programming, economic analysis, and evaluation of energy constraints
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025680
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-020 305
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM