This application guide presents guidance to State DOTs and other transportation agencies on allocating limited resources among asset types and organizational units to improve system performance. The guide assists senior DOT managers who analyze and communicate the impacts of transportation investments to stakeholders by providing data-driven techniques for project prioritization, program development, scenario analysis, and target setting. A practical framework is capable of considering agency-specific performance measures relating to operations and asset condition, as well as any associated performance targets.
A complementary prototype software tool and accompanying user guide can help users apply the decision making framework. The guide offers directions for applying the software tool to assist with decision making as well as several example applications and use cases.
- National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
The guide is free of charge at the following link:
NCHRP Report 806: Guide to Cross-Asset Resource Allocation and the Impact on Transportation System Performance
A recorded webinar about the guide is free of charge at the following link:
NCHRP Report 806 Webinar Recording
The prototype tool is free of charge at the following link, which the user must burn to a CD-ROM
Prototype Tool for Cross-Asset Resource Allocation Decision Making
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