Chapter 5.4: Evaluation of Alternatives
Understanding the facets of planning to improve access to jobs does not necessarily lead to an obvious preferred alternative. Planners should create a framework for choosing between alternatives. The criteria against which to measure alternatives depend upon the goals that each region or planning group sets in its planning process. Examples of decision criteria include the following:
- Creating specific transit links between independent systems.
- Garnering financial and operational support from local employers.
- Increasing the number of reverse commuters from specific central-city geographic areas.
- Increasing the number of transportation options to specific transit-dependent populations.
- Improving on specific productivity criteria for capital assets in the transit system.
- Creating a joint planning effort between disparate transit and paratransit providers.