Simple techniques for incorporating institutional-preference information in programming transportation investments

Hani Mahmassani*, Ralph Gakenheimer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Urban transportation decisions usually involve a multiplicity of public and private institutions and actors. This paper addresses the problem of incorporating institutional preference information in a systematic manner within the methodology for evaluating transportation alternatives. An approach developed in conjunction with a procedure for programming major urban transportation network improvements in Cairo, Egypt is described. It relies on a measure of relative political desirability of alternative project combinations. Different possible types of preference information are compared as to information content and ease of implementation. Alternative analytical models of individual and group preferences towards project combinations under different preferential assumptions are specified and discussed. Finally, specifications are provided for their operational use in the application context for which they were intended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Urban Studies

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