PERTING A TRANSPORTATION STUDY

DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS, ORGANIZATIONS KNOWN AS TRANSPORTATION STUDIES HAVE BEEN CREATED TO PREPARE LONG- RANGE, COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANS. PERT OFFERS THE MANAGER OR MANAGEMENT TEAM OF A TRANSPORTATION STUDY A NUMBER OF SUBSTANTIAL ADVANTAGES IN RETURN FOR THE INVESTMENT IN TIME WHICH THE TECHNIQUE REQUIRES. PERT IS A PROGRAMMING DEVICE, DESIGNED TO AID IN THE ALLOCATION OF TIME, MANPOWER, AND SKILLS TO THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES WHICH CONSTITUTE SOME LARGER WORK PROGRAM. IT CONSISTS OF FIVE BASIC STEPS' SPECIFYING EVENTS /THE END PRODUCTS OF EACH SMALL PART OF A LARGER PROGRAM/, DEVELOPING A NETWORK DESCRIBING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EVENTS, ESTIMATING THE TIME NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH EACH LINK IN THIS NETWORK, DETERMINING THE CRITICAL PATH, AND REVIEWING AND REVISING THE PROGRAM. THIS STUDY SHOWS HOW THE PERT PROCESS IS BEING APPLIED TO A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION STUDY.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 55-77
  • Monograph Title: Travel forecasting
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1994 12:00AM