OBJECTIVE-PRIORITY PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES-NARRATIVE AND USER'S DOCUMENTATION

THE PROCEDURES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR THE STATES TO USE IN DEVELOPING PRIORITY PROGRAMS OF PROJECTS. THE PROCEDURES INCLUDE THE SUFFICIENCY RATING FACTORS DETERMINED TO BE SIGNIFICANT FROM AN INVENTORY OF CURRENT PROCEDURES AND FROM AN EVALUATION OF OTHER FACTORS FELT TO BE IMPORTANT BY SOCIETY TODAY. SUCH OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FACTORS. ALTHOUGH SPECIFIC FACTORS AND VARIABLES HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED, THEIR USE BY INDIVIDUAL STATES IS ENTIRELY OPTIONAL. THE COMPUTER PROGRAM RANKS HIGHWAY PROJECTS BY THEIR NECESSITY TO BE BUILT. SINCE THE PROGRAM IS FLEXIBLE, STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS CAN USE THEIR OWN FACTORS AND RATING VALUES IN DETERMINING THE NECESSITY. THE REPORT DISCUSSES THE INVENTORY OF PRIORITY PROGRAMMING METHODS, THE SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF CURRENT AND PROPOSED PROCEDURES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY, THE SPECIFICATION OF FACTORS AND VARIABLES, PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION OF THE METHOD, AND THE TEST OF THE COMPUTER PROGRAM. THE APPENDICES OF THE REPORT CONTAIN A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SUFFICIENCY VARIABLES, RESULTS OF THE MAIL AND DIRECT CONTACTS WITH STATES AND AGENCIES, A SUMMARY OF STATE HIGHWAY SUFFICIENCY RATING METHODS, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND A COMPLETE LIST OF REFERENCES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Genl Analytics, Inc

    ,    

    COMSIS Corp

    Mountain View, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rept
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7882
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM