A PROCEDURE FOR RANKING ROADS IN TERMS OF THEIR IMPORTANCE

A TROUBLESOME PROBLEM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL RURAL ROADS IS THE SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTY ROADS FOR IMPROVEMENT. A MEANS FOR RANKING ROADS TO ESTABLISH COUNTY FEDERAL-AID SECONDARY SYSTEMS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. IT IS A SYSTEMATIC PROCEDURE FOR COMBINING ENGINEERING FACTS AND POLITICAL JUDGMENT. ERRATIC CONCLUSIONS AND ERRORS IN JUDGMENT TEND TO CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT. THE WEIGHTING IN THE ARITHMETIC PROCEDURE REFLECTS THE DEGREE OF OBJECTIVITY POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH THIS MEANS OF RANKING ROADS HAS IMMEDIATE VALUE IN DIFFERENTIATING AMONG ROADS, IT ALSO HAS LONG-RUN EDUCATIONAL VALUE BECAUSE IT OPENS THE WAY FOR AND GIVES PRACTICE TO POLITICAL OFFICIALS IN THINKING IN AN INFORMED MANNER ABOUT THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF ROADS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, No 6, PP 24-30, 1 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Stoner, J E
  • Publication Date: 1957-6

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  • Accession Number: 00200522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1972 12:00AM