THE USE OF A PRIORITY FORMULA IN URBAN STREET PROGRAMMING

THERE IS A NEED FOR A SIMPLE FORMULA THAT WOULD AID IN DEVELOPING MAJOR ARTERIAL STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN URBAN AREAS. THE NEED FOR CAREFUL CAPITAL PROGRAMMING IS EMPHASIZED BY THE GENERAL LACK OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR SUCH PURPOSES. RESEARCH FROM THREE CITIES /SAN DIEGO, PHOENIX, AND NASHVILLE/ COVERING A SPAN OF ABOUT SIX YEARS IS PRESENTED. AS THESE STUDIES PROCEEDED, THREE BASIC TEST FORMULAS WERE DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED. FURTHER VARIATIONS OF THE MOST RECENT FORMULA WERE INTENSIVELY EVALUATED, AND A TEST FORMULA IS PRESENTED. THE RESULTS OF THE WORK IN THE THREE CITIES INDICATE THAT AN URBAN STREET CONSTRUCTION PRIORITY FORMULA SHOULD NOT BE TOO COMPLEX, CERTAINLY MINIMIZE THE JUDGMENT ELEMENTS THAT GO INTO IT, AND BE BASED ON FACTS. THE FORMULA MAKES POSSIBLE THE PRESENTATION OF VARIOUS PROJECTS IN A RELATIVE PRIORITY LIST. AT THIS POINT, ADMINISTRATION, COORDINATION, AND BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS AND JUDGMENT CAN MOST PROPERLY BE APPLIED TO DEVELOP A CAPITAL PROGRAM THAT WILL PROVIDE MAXIMUM BENEFIT TO THE PUBLIC. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 57-77
  • Monograph Title: Programing and needs 1963 and 1964
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM