RESPONSES TO ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS

The federal policy for alternatives analysis of major public transportation investments sets forth five principles which, based on experiences in Buffalo and San Juan, are not easily fulfilled when the planning process is entered in midstream with stringent time requirement for completion. It is felt that until the UMTA guidelines for alternatives analysis are well defined, well understood and applied to planning projects from the outset, a difficult adjustment period must inevitably take place. The guidelines were developed, in part, to put rapid transit proposals from different urban areas in a more consistent analysis basis. However, Buffalo and San Juan studies suggest that, to do this on even a limited basis, extreme care will be required to ensure that qualitative factors which are not easily compared are not ignored or deemphasized; and with wholly consistent assumptions representing similar levels of uncertainty.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-71
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM