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Accession Number PB2014-100043
Title Forecasting Highway Construction Staffing Requirements. A Synthesis of Highway Practice.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 85p
Personal Author T. R. B. Taylor W. Malroney
Abstract State transportation agencies (STAs) across the country continue to face many challenges to repair and enhance roadway infrastructure. One of these challenges is the selection of agency staff. Data collected in the current work shows that between 2000 and 2010 the total lane-miles in the systems managed by these agencies increased by an average of 4.1%, whereas the in-house STA personnel available to manage these systems decreased by an average of 9.78% over the same time period. By any measure STAs are doing more work with fewer agency employees than they were 10 years ago. Some of these agency employees have been replaced with consultant personnel; however, 86.1% of the respondents to this synthesis survey indicated that they were doing more with fewer people than (they) were 10 years ago. Additional information on staffing levels and demographics from the responding states are described in chapter two. These statistics indicate that the allocation of human resources is critical in maintaining and improving the nation's roadway infrastructure system. This is especially true for agency employees in the area of construction, because construction projects represent a significant portion of a transportation agencies total budget.
Keywords Demographics
Highway construction
Human resources
Personnel management
Project planning
Staffing requirements
State transportation agencies
Statistical data

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
43G - Transportation
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
Corporate Author Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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