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Edited: 4/24/2012 8:34 AM

"Capacity Increasing" vs. "Capacity Enhancing"

A few questions have recently surfaced that I need help on regarding "Capacity Increasing" vs. "Capacity Enhancing" improvements.  The questions include:

1.  Is there a difference between the two terms?

2.  What is that difference?

3.  If there is a difference does that difference have any correlation to the regionally significant project determination?

2011-02-11 22:28:50
Posted: 4/24/2012 8:34 AM
You will find your best answers in the Highway Capacity Manual.  Look up capacity and adjustment factors, specifically.
2/14/2011 1:46 PM