A comparative study of different evaluation techniques for appraising alternative transportation plans

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Müller, O H en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Crook, Roger Alan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-30T08:23:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-30T08:23:17Z
dc.date.issued 1981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Crook, R. 1981. A comparative study of different evaluation techniques for appraising alternative transportation plans. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15437
dc.description Includes bibliography at end of each chapter. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies the evaluation element of the general transportation planning process from a broad systems perspective. Evaluation linkages are identified with the other activities of the planning process which, if not recognised and accounted for, can unnecessarily restrict the efficiency of plan evaluation thereby reducing the effectiveness of the evaluation element as an aid to decision making. The nature and scope of the evaluation element is examined in some detail. Certain key aspects are discussed; the value framework that is used to assess plan performance, the principles of measurement used therein, and some procedural steps are put forward to guide the selection of appropriate criteria to indicate plan performance. The latter part of the thesis is devoted to comparing the capabilities and limitations of six different evaluation techniques, namely; cost benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness technique, ranking and rating matrices, utility analysis and goals-achievement matrix. As a conclusion to the thesis, it is felt that due to the divergent nature of transportation planning each of the foregoing methods without exception, has its relative strengths and weaknesses. The aspects of robustness and weakness of each methodology are shown to be a reflection of certain fundamental paradoxical requirements that runs through the whole planning process. It is these conflicting requirements that consequently neutralise any one method from being totally effective. Consequently, for an evaluation to be comprehensive, complex transportation problems should be evaluated in two stages. The primary evaluation should be undertaken with the "most appropriate" methodology followed with a supplementary evaluation augmenting any deficiency in the initial evaluation. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.subject.other Transport Studies en_ZA
dc.title A comparative study of different evaluation techniques for appraising alternative transportation plans en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Eng) en_ZA
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