TRANSPORTATION DECISION-MAKING: A REVIEW OF CANADIAN EXPERIENCE

This paper reviews the evaluation techniques and procedures used in a sample of approximately 30 transportation studies conducted recently in Canada. A summary of the characteristics of these studies and the evaluation procedures is provided in terms of type of study, location and date, subject area, time horizon, study group, evaluation method, types of alternatives tested, types and incidence of impacts identified evaluation techniques used, and evaluation participants. A simple evaluation structure is considered and a number of recommendations are proposed. The recommendations deal with the choice of measures of effectiveness, the use and development of standards, environmental and energy-consumption concerns social equity issues, the difficulty of incorporating operational and pricing alternatives, the choice of appropriate evaluation techniques, programming alternatives over time, the role of public participation and the problems of translating technical evaluation results to the political decision-makers. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to RTAC Annual Conference, September 18-21, 1978. Ottawa Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada

    2323 St Laurent Boulevard
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1G 4J8
  • Authors:
    • RICE, R G
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM