PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR LOCAL ROAD OPERATIONS

A STATISTICAL COMPARISON IS MADE OF THE OPERATION OF LOCAL ROAD UNITS. A NEW APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THESE OPERATIONS IS INDICATED. THROUGH COMPARISON AND ANALYSIS OF DATA, AN AUDIT SHEET WAS DEVELOPED TO COMPARE VARIOUS FACTORS OF A COUNTY'S OPERATION AGAINST THE STANDARDS OF AN "IDEAL" COUNTY OF COMPARABLE SIZE. SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS WHICH MAKE UP THE ROAD ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES OF 83 COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN ARE ANALYZED. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THEIR MANAGEMENT POLICIES REVEALS TRENDS OR PATTERNS IN THE PROPORTION OF LABOR, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE, MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES, AND WAGE RATES. WITH THIS INFORMATION EACH COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION CAN MEASURE HOW WELL IT IS SPENDING ITS TAX DOLLARS IN COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER COUNTIES. THE PRODUCTION OF AN AUDIT OF OPERATIONS WAS USEFUL IN SETTING UP CONTROLS FOR THE BUDGET.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, pp 76-88, 16 FIG, 12 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Scott, R S
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 17-20, 1956
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM