SUFFICIENCY RATINGS AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL

SUFFICIENCY RATING PROCEDURES HAVE PROVED TO BE A SATISFACTORY, REALISTIC, AND FACTUAL MEANS OF EVALUATING HIGHWAY NEEDS AND PROGRAMMING IMPROVEMENTS. SUFFICIENCY RATING PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN DEVISED SO AS TO PROVIDE A MEANS OF EVALUATING THE RELATIVE ADEQUACY OF EACH SECTION OF A HIGHWAY ACCORDING TO CERTAIN PRESCRIBED STANDARDS. SINCE THESE STANDARDS ARE PRESCRIBED ON A BASIS OF TRAFFIC VOLUME AND THE FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM, THE RESULTANT RATINGS GIVE EVALUATION OF THE ROAD SECTION'S ABILITY TO CARRY ITS QUOTA OF TRAFFIC SAFELY, RAPIDLY AND ECONOMICALLY. THE RATINGS HAVE BEEN USED TO MEASURE ON A COMPARATIVE BASIS WITH OTHER HIGHWAY SECTIONS, THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE AND NEED FOR RENEWAL AND REPLACEMENT. THE SUFFICIENCY-RATING SYSTEM AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL TO BE ACCEPTABLE SHOULD POSSESS THE ADMINISTRATIVE VIRTUES OF SIMPLICITY, FLEXIBILITY, AND ECONOMY IN PROPER BALANCE.

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  • Authors:
    • Kipp, O L
  • Publication Date: 1952

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  • Accession Number: 00200275
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  • Created Date: Apr 10 1994 12:00AM