Transportation Decision Making: Principles of Project Evaluation and Programming


This pioneering text provides a holistic approach to decision making in transportation project development and programming, which can help transportation professionals to optimize their investment choices. The authors present a proven set of methodologies for evaluating transportation projects that ensures that all costs and impacts are taken into consideration. The text's logical organization gets readers started with a solid foundation in basic principles and then progressively builds on that foundation. At the end of each chapter, readers are provided resources for detailed investigation of particular topics. These include Internet sites and publications of international and domestic agencies and research institutions. The authors also provide a companion Web site that offers updates, data for analysis, and case histories of project evaluation and decision making. Given that billions of dollars are spent each year on transportation systems in the United States alone, and that there is a need for thorough and rational evaluation and decision making for cost-effective system preservation and improvement, this text should be on the desks of all transportation planners, engineers, and educators. With exercises in every chapter, this text is an ideal coursebook for the subject of transportation systems analysis and evaluation.

Transportation Decision Making: Principles of Project Evaluation and Programming | Kumares C. Sinha (Author), Samuel Labi (Author) | John Wiley & Sons



Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introductory Concepts in Transportation Decision-Making
Chapter 2: Performance Measures in Transportation Evaluation
Chapter 3: Estimating Transportation Demand
Chapter 4: Transportation Costs
Chapter 5: Travel-Time Impacts
Chapter 6: Evaluation of Safety Impacts
Chapter 7: Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) Impacts
Chapter 8: Economic Efficiency Impacts
Chapter 9: Economic Development Impacts
Chapter 10: Air Quality Impacts
Chapter 11: Noise Impacts
Chapter 12: Impacts on Wetlands and Other Ecosystems
Chapter 13: Impacts on Water Resources
Chapter 14: Visual Impacts
Chapter 15: Impacts on Energy Use
Chapter 16: Land-Use Impacts
Chapter 17: Social and Cultural Impacts
Chapter 18: Evaluation of Transportation Projects and Programs using Multiple Criteria
Chapter 19: Use of Geographical and Other Information Systems
Chapter 20: Transportation Programming
General Appendix 1: Cost Indices
General Appendix 2: Performance Measures

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