Capital Program Resource Model (CPRM)


The NYSDOT directly maintains and improves the State’s approximately 43,700 State highway lane miles and nearly 7,900 bridges. In addition, the Department partially funds locally operated transit systems, local government highway and bridge construction, and rail, airport, and canal programs. The Department’s SFY 2018-19 budget was approximately $10 billion with a staffing target of 8,500 FTEs. NYSDOT uses its Capital Program Plan to allocate resources to the many capital improvement projects being planned throughout the State. Capital Projects are divided into three categories: simple, moderate, and complex.

The objective of this study is to develop a model that links the resource requirements for Capital Program delivery functions with the NYSDOT Capital Program. Examples of “Qualifying Activities” include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Local Project support and delivery
  • Project Scoping and Design
  • Project Selection and Prioritization
  • ROW/Survey Work
  • Safety Support
  • Geotech & Materials Support
  • Program Management
  • Management of Consultant Work

The long-term goal for the department is to have a comprehensive model that would allow this resource link at a level as granular as individual projects.

Research Objectives

Major steps this project are anticipated to include development or analysis of the following:

  • Project Schedule
  • Project Type List
  • Program List
  • Staff Resource Categories
  • Evaluating Staff Resources
  • Delivery Mechanisms
  • Model Logic Summary
  • Model Output
  • Regional Resource Requirements
  • Main Office Indirect Resource Requirements
  • Quality Assurance
  • Final Report, Model Operating Procedures and Presentation
  • Capital Program Resource Model Support

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Kaan Ozbay

Director, C2SMART
Professor, NYU

Kaan Ozbay is a Co-Principal Investigator on this project.

Hani Nassif

Associate Director, C2SMART
Professor, Rutgers

Hani Nassif is a Co-Principal Investigator on this project.

Frank DarConte

Affiliated Researcher, NYU

Frank DarConte is a Co-Principal Investigator on this project.

Tu Lan

Researcher, NYU

Tu Lan is a Researcher on this project.

Dilruba Ozmen-Ertekin

Affiliated Researcher, Bahçeşehir University

Dilruba Ozmen-Ertekin is a Researcher on this project.