Achieving Efficiency in Meeting Safety, Operations, Maintenance, and Air Quality Goals

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

04/01/07

END DATE

11/30/08

FOCUS AREAS

Safety

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Student Researcher(s)
Hillary Isebrands
Eric Fitzsimmons

About the research

Significant transportation agency resources are allocated to meet maintenance, operations, safety, and air quality goals. Although there is a significant amount of overlap between these areas, decisions to meet agency goals in one area often do not consider goals in the others and, as a result, miss opportunities to leverage funds and make better informed decisions overall.

There are a number of areas of overlap between capital improvements designed to improve operations, maintenance, safety, and air quality goals that provide a rich opportunity to leverage funds and use resources more cost-effectively while meeting agency goals in two or more of the areas.

The objective of this research is to develop analytical tools that can efficiently evaluate common capital projects used to meet agency goals in one area (operations, safety, air quality, and maintenance) but that also have a significant impact on the others.


Funding Sources:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation

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