Many states are in the process of updating their statewide multimodal transportation plans. In the past, total needs have been usually identified by mode, followed by a tradeoff exercise to financially constrain the plan to a target funding level. These tradeoffs, for program areas like safety, congestion relief, preservation, freight mobility, and alternative modes have generally been made on a policy basis, with little or no technical analysis to aid in the decision. A methodology was developed that can account for cost/benefit analysis, goal/achievement analysis, and performance considerations, thereby improving the decision-making tradeoff process.
The Phase I Final Report is available HERE.