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Project Prioritization

Table of Contents

  1. OVERVIEW
  2. I. INTRODUCTION
  3. II. HOW DO I PRIORITIZE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS?
    1. OK, How Do I Start?
    2. Step 1: Identify Projects
    3. Step 2: Seek Public Input
    4. Step 3: Develop Criteria and Evaluation Measures
    5. Step 4: Report Findings and Seek Consensus
    6. Step 5: Put It All Together
    III. PROJECT PRIORIZATION TOOLBOX
  4. IV. CHECKLIST AND TIPS SUMMARY
  5. V. FROM INDIAN COUNTRY
    1. Quinault Indian Nation
  6. APPENDIX A: FOR FURTHER READING
  7. APPENDIX B: TITLE 25—PART 170 (EXCERPT)
  8. APPENDIX C: QUINAULT INDIAN NATION RESOLUTIONS
  9. APPENDIX D: PRACTICE WHILE YOU LEARN!
  10. APPENDIX E: SAMPLE SHEETS

List of figures

Figure 1: Transportation Decisionmaking: Information Tools for Tribal Governments

Figure 2: Practice While You Learn!

List of tables

Table 1: Differences between the Tribal Priority List and the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program

Table 2: (Example) Project Summary Sheet

Table 3: (Example) Defining the Rating System

Table 4: Numerical Ratings for Bus Service

Table 5: Numerical Rating for Bus Service compared to other Projects

Table 6: Weighted Numerical Ratings for Bus Service

Table 7: Weighted Numerical Rating for Bus Service compared to other Projects

Overview

You are participating in a training session sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It is part of a continuing educational series designed for tribal governments entitled Transportation Decisionmaking: Information Tools for Tribal Governments.

The series offers modules in transportation planning, transportation programming, intergovernmental relations, safety and asset management. This is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Transportation Decision-making: Information Tools for Tribal Governments[1]

Each of the training modules is laid out in this graphic of the training module series. At the top of the image is the Introduction to Planning module. Below are three modules, Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan, Data Collection and Use, and Public Involvement, aligned in a row labeled “planning.” Underneath these modules are two more, Tribal Consultation and Partnering and Leveraging aligned in a row labeled “Tribal Intergovernmental Relations.” Below them are four modules, Developing the Transportation Improvement Program, Funding Resources, Financial Planning, and Project Prioritization, aligned in a row labeled “programming.” In the bottom-most row, labeled “other elements,” are the remaining two modules, Safety and Asset Management. All of the modules are encompassed in a large circle with the rows labeled just outside.

This module topic is Project Prioritization. Let's begin!

Updated: 12/19/2013
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