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


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 | Benefit cost ratios | Streets | Training | Information management | Construction management | Financing | Environmental issues

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