Journal of the Transportation Research Forum
This paper shows that robustness analysis is a technique with a potential for aiding decision makers in choosing transportation investment projects. In this paper, it has been demonstrated that it can be successfully used in urban transportation planning in conjunction with urban travel demand software. The robustness analysis procedure emphasizes the need, under conditions of uncertainty, to make early decisions in a time-phased sequence, while preserving future options that currently seem attractive. The results of the robustness analysis from the case study used in this paper indicate that the method is simple to understand, easy to use, minimizes future surprises in terms of expected future events not happening, and provides the flexibility required in typical urban planning problems where decision making is needed to be taken under conditions of uncertainty. A general framework to be used in such cases is proposed.
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Place of Publication
Eustace, Deogratias; Russell, Eugene R.; and Landman, E. Dean, "Application of Robustness Analysis for Developing a Procedure for Better Urban Transportation Planning Decisions" (2003). Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Faculty Publications. 6.