Analysis of the Initial Application of the State of Washington Highway Mobility Project Ranking Procedure and Recommended Revisions for the Upcoming Biennium

The study documents the work undertaken by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to prioritize the highway mobility projects for the 1997-1999 biennium. The ranking procedure that was analyzed and refined in the study is based on a methodology called "Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution", commonly known as TOPSIS. Briefly, TOPSIS prioritizes proposed projects by calculating their relative distances from the ideal solutions.

The companion volume entitled "A Sensitivity Analysis and Implementation Review of the Mobility Improvements Prioritization Method" assesses the reliability and adequacy of the WSDOT ranking methodology.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 1997
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 428.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:42
Authors: 
Jennifer A. Barnes, G. Scott Rutherford.
Originator: 
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
127
Subject: 
Algorithms, Computer programming, Highway transportation, Multimodal transportation, Project management, Sensitivity analysis, Strategic planning.