FORMULATING HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS - A CASE STUDY AND SUMMARY

A CASE STUDY IS PRESENTED THAT DEALS WITH A HIGHWAY PROGRAMING DECISION. THE STUDY EXEMPLIFIES THE LONG-RANGE ASPECTS OF PROGRAMING DECISIONS. THE IDEAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ARE SUMMARIZED IN THREE BROAD CATEGORIES: (1) CONCEPTUAL SKILL OR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEMS OF CAPITAL BUDGETING, UNDERSTANDING ITS IMPORTANCE IN HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT TO ASSURE THAT ADVANCE PROGRAMING IS PROPERLY ORGANIZED AND CONDUCTED, (2) ADVANCE PROGRAMING MUST BE BASED ON SPECIALIZED PLANNING INFORMATION, IN THE FORM OF FACTUAL SURVEYS AND OTHER SPECIAL STUDIES, AND (3) A SOUND AND ORDERLY SET OF PROCEDURES IS NEEDED FOR OPERATION, INCLUDING A SOUND METHOD FOR SELECTING TENTATIVE PROJECTS, SOUND BUDGETARY PRACTICE AND EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR SCHEDULING AND CONTROL, A METHOD OF COORDINATING, EFFECTIVELY, WITH OTHER AGENCIES, A SOUND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM, AND AN ORGANIZATION. THE VAST MAJORITY OF IDEAS PRESENTED ARE IN THE CATEGORY OF OPERATIONS. A SUMMARY OF THE FACTORS ESSENTIAL TO SOUND PROGRAMING INCLUDE: (1) CONCEPTUAL ABILITY, (2) SPECIALIZED PLANNING INFORMATION, AND (3) OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE.

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  • Accession Number: 00200358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM