Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is utilized in this study to evaluate the performance of 31 highway maintenance sections belonging to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH). The input data are total amount of budget, manpower, and machines, and the output data are length of highway, routine expenditure on maintenance, budget for salvage, and the revenue from helping digging and mending roads. In order to make the analysis fit to the goals of highway maintenance sections, the weights of some inputs and outputs are restricted. The analytical models of CCR and BCC are used to estimate productive efficiency, technical efficiency, and scale efficiency of each section. Furthermore, the A&P model is used to sort the efficient sections. For those sections with less efficiency, short-term and long-term improvement suggestions are proposed. Finally, there is a preliminary discussion about the feasibility of using DEA in evaluation of section merging programs.
Wang, Lung-Chuang and Tsai, Hsiu-Yu
"EVALUATION OF HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE USING DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) IN TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 17
, Article 9.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol17/iss2/9