III. Project Priorization Toolbox
You now have a tool box of techniques and strategies for conducting project prioritizations.These are summarized here.
Project Prioritization Toolbox
Techniques and Strategies
- Project Data Book: Your field notes, photographs, research, history, cost estimates, communications, and funding commitments for each project. These may also include right of way status, average daily traffic, and crash data. See sample sheet in Appendix E.
- Project Summary Sheet: Your snapshot of all projects by category, describing project purpose, funding eligibility, LRTP status, estimated start year, and duration and estimated costs. See sample sheet in Appendix E.
- Community Preferences: Tribal community and leadership comments from meetings that you organized.
- Technical Advisory Committee or Advisory Group: A group of no more than 10 members from tribal government and/or outside agencies to assist with developing and applying criteria for prioritizing transportation projects.
- Criteria for Project Prioritization: A list of criteria for ranking transportation projects that best reflect the values of the community.
- Evaluation Measures for each Criterion: A rating method that shows how each project measures up to each criterion (community value).
- List of Prioritized Projects: A list of projects ranked by order of priority.
- (Optional) List of Weighted Prioritized Projects: A list of weighted projects ranked by order of priority.
- Legal Opinion: Opinion from legal counsel on sovereignty issues.
- Tribal Resolution: Tribal governing body action endorsing and transmitting the list and a resolution to BIA, FHWA and other funding agencies.
- Partnership: Consider partnering with other agencies to leverage your funds for projects of mutual interest. Review the Partnering and Leveraging and Funding Resources modules.