AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT ON TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING FACTORS RELEVANT TO DECISION MAKING ON HIGHWAY LOCATIONS

SELECTED EVALUATION AIDS ARE REVIEWED AND ANALYZED AND THEIR ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ARE COMMENTED ON. THE HIGHWAY DECISION PROCESS RELATES TO GENERATION OF A LOCATION AND DESIGN ALTERNATIVE, PREDICTION AND EVALUATION OF CONSEQUENCES, AND THE MODIFICATION OR REJECTION OF THE ALTERNATIVE. CONSEQUENCES WHICH REQUIRE PREDICTION AND EVALUATION ARE LISTED AND OBJECTIVES AND CRITERIA OF HIGHWAY DECISIONS ARE DETAILED. METHODS (INCLUDING ENGINEERING-ECONOMIC TECHNIQUES) FOR CONSIDERING SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OR FACTORS ARE CLASSIFIED AND DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. MAP OVERLAY, COMPUTER MAPS, VALUE (FACTOR) PROFILE, SHADED MATRIX, RELATIVE MERIT ANALYSIS, PHYSICAL (SCALE) MODEL, AND COMPUTER MAPPING ARE INCLUDED IN THE VISUAL CATEGORY OF METHODS AND RANKING, RATING, RANK-BASED EXPECTED VALUE, VALUE MATRIX, DESIRABILITY RATING AND COMPETITIVE DECISION MODELS ARE DESCRIBED IN THE NUMERICAL CATEGORY. ENGINEERING-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES DISCUSSED INCLUDE EQUIVALENT UNIFORM ANNUAL COST, PRESENT WORTH, EQUIVALENT UNIFORM ANNUAL NET RETURN, NET PRESENT VALUE, BENEFIT/COST RATIO, AND RATE OF RETURN. THE COMBINATION TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED ARE; COMMUNITY FACTOR PROFILES AND ENGINEERING-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, GOALS ACHIEVEMENT MATRIX, AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS TECHNIQUES. SOME NEW FRONTIERS IN EVALUATION TECHNIQUES ARE REVIEWED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Carter, Everett C
    • Haefner, L E
    • Hall, J W
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM