Report Proposing a Program and Project Prioritization Framework for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
The objective of this report is to provide IDOT with the process, tools, and substance (e.g. Framework) to consistently -- yet flexibly -- discuss and evaluate any transportation policy, investment, or project and based on an adjustable mix of performance-data and local input.
- Principal Investigator
- Ginsburg, Robert
- Research Area(s)
- Data Development
- Policy Analysis
- Funding Source
- Illinois Department of Transportation
As part of its reorganization and revision of its Long Range Transportation Plan, IDOT is developing a system for project development and prioritization and a comprehensive system of performance measures for policies, programs, and projects. The Urban Transportation Center (UTC) was tasked to research how to support and improve current systems at IDOT for project development and prioritization that reflects current thinking in other states and at FTA. This first phase of the research focused on a framework that could be more readily applied to larger policies and programs and would be consistent with and adaptable to scoring systems for specific project scoring. The report includes a review of best practices in state programs and FTA/TRB research and then, based on that review, proposes a framework that would enhance IDOT efforts. The proposed Performance Based Prioritization (PBP) framework emphasizes a comprehensive approach. It would create a consistent agency-wide approach from Project Conception to Construction which would lead to more effective project development and evaluation. Download the "Report Proposing a Program and Project Prioritization Framework for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)" study.