Webinar on Road User Cost Analysis for Work Zone Applications
Road User Costs (RUC) provide the economic basis for quantifying work zone traffic impacts for use in Agency decision-making such as development of transportation management plans (TMP) as required by FHWA Rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility (23 CFR 630 Subpart J), consideration of accelerated construction techniques, and use of alternative contracting strategies to minimize work zone impacts. This webinar provided practitioners with information on work zone RUC analysis concepts and their applications using examples drawn from real world projects.
- Key components of work zone RUC and overview of procedures to compute various quantifiable components and their unit costs (with illustrative examples).
- Use of RUC in Maintenance of Traffic Alternatives Analysis (MOTAA): A case study will be used to demonstrate the application of a Decision Analysis framework based on the Kepner-Tregoe method in selecting the preferred MOT strategy.
- Use of RUC in alternative contracting and construction strategy selection: A case study will be used to illustrate the role of RUCs in alternative contracting and construction strategy selection on projects where there is a heavy schedule focus. Realistic benefit-cost comparisons of conventional and accelerated contracting/construction strategies are a part of the final strategy selection.