The study documents the work undertaken by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to prioritize the highway mobility projects for the 1997-1999 biennium. The ranking procedure that was analyzed and refined in the study is based on a methodology called "Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution", commonly known as TOPSIS. Briefly, TOPSIS prioritizes proposed projects by calculating their relative distances from the ideal solutions.
The companion volume entitled "A Sensitivity Analysis and Implementation Review of the Mobility Improvements Prioritization Method" assesses the reliability and adequacy of the WSDOT ranking methodology.
December 8, 2007
Jennifer A. Barnes, G. Scott Rutherford.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
- # of Pages: 127 p., 3,457 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Algorithms, Computer programming, Highway transportation, Multimodal transportation, Project management, Sensitivity analysis, Strategic planning.
- Keywords: Statewide programming, prioritization, mobility, multimodal, cost efficiency, community support, land use, Washington (State)
- Related Publications: A Sensitivity Analysis and Implementation Review of the Mobility Improvements Prioritization Method, (WA-RD 428.2).
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