Procedures for Evaluating TSM Projects

by Donald L. Woods, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,
John M. Mason, Jr., Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II

Abstract: The constraints of limited funding, increasing demand and environmental impact have led to an increase in Transportation Systems Management (TSM) improvements on surface transport systems. TSM improvements are typically low-cost alternatives, implemented within existing roadway rights-of-way. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report No. 263, 'Simplified Procedures for Evaluating Low-Cost TSM Projects -- User's Manual' published in October 1983, provides an excellent base for developing and selecting a cost-effective combination of improvements for a section of an arterial street or for a point on the street network. As a part of a comprehensive training program on NCHRP Report 263, three computer-aided evaluation and training modules were developed. This paper summarizes these modules.

Subject Headings: Project management | Systems management | Transportation management | Benefit cost ratios | Streets | Training | Financing

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