ADVANCE PROGRAMMING METHODS FOR STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEMS

AN EXAMINATION OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SELECTING HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN CERTAIN STATES AND A CANADIAN PROVINCE IS REPORTED IN THIS PAPER. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT EIGHT MAJOR FACTORS THAT MUST BE PRESENT FOR MOST EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING OF WORK ARE: (1) LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT, (2) EXECUTIVE ACTION, (3) FACTUAL SURVEY, (4) BUDGET DECISION, (5) SYSTEMATIC PRIORITY ANALYSIS, (6) SYSTEMATIC COORDINATION, (7) SCHEDULING AND CONTROL, AND (8) ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION. THESE ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY EXAMPLE. ADEQUATE ADVANCE PROGRAMMING REQUIRES FIRM AND STABLE POLICIES, WELL UNDERSTOOD BY STAFF, AND FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENTIRE PACKAGE OF THOSE EIGHT FACTORS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT IF ANY STATE SHOULD INCORPORATE ALL THE BEST FEATURES FOUND IN THE COMPOSITE GROUP STUDIED, MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN WORK-FLOW, ECONOMY AND BENEFITS TO THE PUBLIC WOULD ENSUE. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 12 1994 12:00AM