Use of GIS Technology to Facilitate the Transportation Project Programming Process

Transportation project programming in a transportation agency is a process of matching potential projects with available funds to accomplish the agency's mission and goals of a given period of time. Result of this process is normally a transportation improvement program (TIP) that sets up the financial plan as well as the scope and schedule of transportation improvement projects to be implemented by a transportation agency. Many transportation agencies (including SCAG and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)) recently have employed GIS technology to facilitate their project programming process. The geographical representation of transportation projects greatly helps decision-makers prioritize transportation projects visually. It also helps notify the public of transportation improvement projects in an easy-to-read, graphic format on the Web. This project is aimed at assessing the potential use of geographic information system (GIS) technology to facilitate the transportation project programming activities within the Inland Empire transportation agencies. Based on the assessment, the project will provide recommendations and methodologies for incorporating GIS and project programming tools in the development of transportation improvement programs. Also the project will develop a conceptual framework and a work plan whose purpose is to implement the programming methodologies for cities, counties, and regional transportation agencies within the Inland Empire region.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

      3801 West Temple Avenue
      Pomona, CA  United States  91768
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jia, Xudong

    • Start Date: 20070601
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15061

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462788
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2007-SGP-1013, GT-70769
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:10PM