Priority Programming for Highway Project Selections

Report No: 82-R5

Published in 1981

About the report:

This report provides an introduction to the methodologies of priority programming as developed by state transportation departments in their highway and transportation project selection processes. It explains the interrelationships between needs studies, long-range transportation planning, and the enumeration of system-wide goals and objectives which are all an integral part of the programming process. Presented is a step-by-step format which describes the sequential phases common to all programming and prioritizing techniques. The report represents the state of the art of priority programming obtained through a survey of the methodologies developed by twenty-six state transportation departments, it details the prioritizing techniques of Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Jersey, and California to illustrate how priority programming can respond to each state's unique goals and objectives.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Sally Jensen

Last updated: January 21, 2024

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