A goal oriented decision-making framework for highway development

Schipper, Cornelius Jacobus (1971) A goal oriented decision-making framework for highway development. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A framework is developed that can be applied in selecting alternatives for highway development. The problem is not the budgeting process per se, but is the evaluation stage of possible projects. When the relative worth of each proposal has been determined, the budget can be spent so that the most "worthwhile" projects are constructed with priority until either the list of proposals or the budget is exhausted. -- The framework developed in this thesis can be utilized, not only to budget for projects competing for the available resources, but also to compare possible solutions to one specific transport problem. -- There are two main features of the framework; a listing of goals and a listing of possible types of results of the proposals. The goals are ideals the project is to fulfill. Many different types of results occur because of a project and to facilitate the examination of these results, they are separated into monetary, intangible and uncertain results. Use of the framework demands examining these types of impacts of the proposal upon each goal. -- The application of the framework is demonstrated in a problem facing highway planners in Newfoundland. Two projects of considerable magnitude: upgrading and paving the Burin Peninsula Highway and upgrading and paving the Great Northern Peninsula Highway are examined in this thesis, using the framework. The framework demonstrated that the Burin Peninsula project is the most "worthwhile".

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7201
Item ID: 7201
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 69-70.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1971
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Roads--Newfoundland and Labrador

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