PLANNING AND MEASURING HIGHWAY PROGRESS

A CHECK LIST IS SUGGESTED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR A MORE CONSISTENT PROCESS TO ESTIMATE NEEDS. THIS IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE PLANNING OF THE STATE'S PROGRAM AS FOR NATIONAL ESTIMATING. THE CHECK LIST INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIVE ITEMS: (1) IS THE PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING IMPROVEMENT NEEDS A CONTINUING PLANNING FUNCTION? (2) DOES THE IMPROVEMENT NEEDS EVALUATION GIVE TOTALS BY EACH ROAD SYSTEM AND AREA THAT HAS FINANCIAL SIGNIFICANCE? (3) IS THE NEEDS ESTIMATE BASED ON PROVIDING A LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT REFLECTS (A) LEGISLATIVE ACTION, AND/OR (B) ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY DECISION? (4) DOES THE NEEDS EVALUATION CLEARLY DEFINE EXISTING REQUIREMENTS--THE BACKLOG--IN MILES AND DOLLARS? (5) DOES THE PROCEDURE PROVIDE FORECASTS OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS TO COUNTER OBSOLESCENCE (MILES AND DOLLARS)? /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 40, pp 35-44, 3 FIG, 1 TAB, 2 REF
  • Authors:
    • Jorgensen, R E
  • Publication Date: 1961

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 1961.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM