Prioritization Process

The OKI 2040 Regional Transportation Plan Project Prioritization Process has been recognized as a “Best Practices by FHWA.” Updates to the process were approved by the OKI Board in September 2015.

The Prioritization Process provides a systematic approach to ranking the numerous projects which to be evaluated in the development of a financially constrained regional transportation plan. The process makes best use of available data and points of emphasis in the federal transportation bill. Maintenance projects are not included since they are of high importance and are assumed to be part of the Plan.

Several criteria are evaluated in the OKI 2040 Regional Transportation Plan Project Prioritization Process. A summary of the types of criteria used includes:

  • 2040 Level of Service (LOS)
  • Air Quality/Energy
  • Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
  • Complete Streets/Multimodal/Intermodal
  • Corridor Study/Comprehensive Plan-Economic Vitality
  • Environmental Impact
  • Environmental Justice
  • Facility Type
  • Feasibility
  • Freight Mode Specific Traffic Flow
  • Freight Volumes
  • Impact on Roadway Congestion
  • Local Priority
  • Public Transportation Ridership Impact
  • Safety/Security
  • Timing and Analysis Level
  • Travel Time Index (TTI)