Webinar: Beyond Volume: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads
Date: August 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)
TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 521: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads.
This webinar will identify current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low-volume roads. Low-volume roads can be at a disadvantage within traditional investment prioritization processes that focus on volume-based metrics of benefit and impact. However, low volume roads can also create significant value for the wider economy and society, providing basic access to remote communities, ensuring connectivity for industry to a global economy, and supporting economic development opportunities. The presenters will discuss prioritization approaches that go beyond standard transportation asset management or engineering-type measures, to those that account for broader economic, social, and environmental implications of low volume road projects.