EVALUATING OPTIONS IN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING/PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS

This report presents the results of work performed during Phase II of NCHRP Project 8-18 entitled "Techniques for Evaluating Options in Statewide Transportation Planning/Programming." The general objective of this research was to provide transportation planning methodologies that would be policy-sensitive, allowing the testing and evaluation of options in a fashion that would produce timely results for decision-making. This report will be of special interest to state transportation planners having responsibility for finance studies, energy impact analyses, and/or project programming. Four planning techniques are presented, each dealing with a current problem facing state agencies. How to forecast highway user revenues, how to determine the effect of alternative levels of bond financing, how to select projects for inclusion in a construction program based on an objective evaluation, and how to measure energy impacts of various transportation alternatives are questions that are addressed by the techniques described herein. Each technique was tested in a state transportation agency to determine the amount of time and effort required for implementation. A companion document, NCHRP Report 179, contains the findings of the first phase of this research and provides a comprehensive analysis of statewide planning issues, data requirements, and analysis techniques. The research reported herein constitutes the findings of the second phase, concentrating on the demonstration and documentation of selected techniques. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Bellomo, S J
    • Mehra, J
    • Stowers, J R
    • Cohen, H S
    • SINNOTT, J H
    • Frank, C
    • Greiser, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 190 p.
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    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 199
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00195904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM