Review and Validation of Current SHIFT Methodologies

The Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT) is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s data-driven, objective method for analyzing prospective capital improvement projects and prioritizing limited transportation funds. SHIFT will soon enter its third iteration. Since the formula’s introduction, most research has focused on improving individual components of the scoring mechanism. But SHIFT in its entirely merits review. This project will bring together a diverse group of professionals to assist KYTC staff in the review and continued refinement of the SHIFT scoring process. As SHIFT components evolve into more complex processes, it is critical to examine they fit together (i.e., weighting) to ensure the tool generates the best output moving forward. This project will work to keep SHIFT’s methods up-to-date while staying true to the formula’s original purpose.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $210000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-622

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Souleyrette, Reginald

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781444
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-622
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM