Estimating Capital And Operating Costs In Urban Transportation Planning

Hardcover | July 1, 1993

byAurelio Menendez

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Addressing the chronic underestimation of capital and operating costs in urban transportation projects, this book provides a detailed analysis of the cost estimating process using case studies from three U.S. cities and outlines a practical framework for this process. The work goes beyond a simple quantitative approach to explaining cost underestimation and looks at the planning process as a tool for both argumentation and structuring the argumentation. This approach highlights the difficulties in several components of the estimating process and suggests specific and practical actions to address these problems. The proposed framework will strengthen the estimating function and the link between analysis and decision in urban transportation planning. This work will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in transportation planning, urban planning, and transportation engineering.

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Addressing the chronic underestimation of capital and operating costs in urban transportation projects, this book provides a detailed analysis of the cost estimating process using case studies from three U.S. cities and outlines a practical framework for this process. The work goes beyond a simple quantitative approach to explaining co...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.7 × 6.42 × 0.74 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275942198

ISBN - 13:9780275942199

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?The book is a good summary of a problem that all planners face at one time or another: conducting technical analysis in a biased environment. The case descriptions of the relationships between technical analysis and decision-making make this book worth reading.?-Journal of American Planning Association