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FY 2007 Annual Federal-aid Value Engineering Summary Report

Benefits of VE Studies and VE Change Proposals

VE recommendations are implemented because they enhance the performance of the project with zero or minimal increase to cost, or, in the best instances, enhance performance at reduced cost. The focus on the success of the VE Program has been on the savings associated with approved VE recommendations and VECPs without the same level of attention to other key performance indicators common to most transportation projects.

For the first time, the FY 2007 Federal-aid Value Engineering Summary is reporting on the number of approved recommendations that directly benefit these key indicators:

  • Safety: Improved conditions that lessen risks to the traveling public
  • Mobility: Improved regional, corridor, or local level of service
  • Operations: Improved real-time service and efficiency of the facility
  • Environment: Avoidance or mitigation of impacts to natural and cultural resources
  • Construction: Innovative techniques that enhance or expedite the project delivery
  • Other: Recommendations not readily categorized by the above features

While VE recommendations benefit more than one of these attributes, this summary tabulates the recommendations based on the predominant performance benefit.

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State Approved Value Engineering Recommendations Approved Value Engineering Change Proposals
Safety Mobility Operations Environment Innovative
Construction
Other
Features
Safety Mobility Operations Environment Innovative
Construction
Other
Features
Alabama 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Alaska 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 1 1 4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
California 5 14 55 28 63 177 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 2 17 54 44 8 7 1 3 12 0 1 0
Georgia 1 9 22 0 92 7 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois 4 0 10 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indiana 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Iowa 2 2 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 6
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kentucky 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Louisiana 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 10
Minnesota 1 3 5 0 2 2 1 0 4 1 8 0
Mississippi 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 63
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nebraska 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
New Jersey 2 30 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
New Mexico 4 10 1 3 6 25 0 0 0 0 0 4
New York 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0
North Carolina 0 1 3 0 1 4 1 0 2 1 1 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ohio 5 16 7 5 1 44 1 0 0 0 5 3
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 11
Pennsylvania 0 0 0 0 33 4 0 0 0 0 7 0
Puerto Rico 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 1 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tennessee 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
Texas 13 1 12 2 12 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
Utah 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 4
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Virginia 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
West Virginia 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Central Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Western Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 50 122 200 95 272 494 7 8 31 4 57 144
Updated: 10/17/2014
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