Environmental Assessment Utility Route Location

by Thomas E. Wester, (A.M.ASCE), Environmental Engr.; The People's Natural Gas Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Dennis W. Weeter, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 3, Pg. 399-407

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A method of pretesting public and agency attitudes towards projects requiring land corridors and incorporating these attitudes into the decision-making process for corridor location is proposed. The application of a matrix Land Corridor Location Model is presented in an attempt to combine the considerations of environment, economics, and facility interaction into one reproducible decision-making process. While the Model is not applied to a specific project, its method of application and development is presented. The Model is flexible enough to be applicable to various types of land corridors and to include public and agency values in the decision-making process at virtually any point.

Subject Headings: Decision making | Public opinions | Matrix (mathematics) | Economic factors | Environmental issues | Lifeline systems | Routing (transportation) |

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