Procedures and Technical Methods for Transit Project Planning


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Part I: The Major Capital Investment Planning Process

  1. Introduction to Major Investment Planning
  2. Systems Planning
  3. Framework for Alternatives Analysis

Part II: Conduct of the Analysis

  1. Organization and Management (MS Word) (June 2007)
  2. Definition of Alternatives
  3. Estimation of Capital Costs
  4. Estimation of Operating and Maintenance Costs (Draft) (MS Word)
  5. Methods for Travel Forecasting
  6. Interpretation and Use of Travel Forecast Data
  7. Estimation of Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts
  8. Financial Planning for Transit (MS Word)
  9. Evaluation of Alternatives

Part III: The Decisionmaking Process

  1. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement