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Accession Number PB2013-108403
Title Transportation Economics Reference for Practitioners: Final Report.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 28p
Personal Author K. Kockelman T. D. Chen
Abstract Transportation projects and policies are rooted in economic considerations and consequences. This report documents the development of a relatively comprehensive transportation economics reference for practitioners, entitled The Economics of Transportation Systems: A Reference for Practitioners. This guidebook is tailored for those on the front lines of transportation planning, design, and policy at state Departments of Transportation and elsewhere, so that they can more easily anticipate and evaluate the economic implications of their work. In addition to introducing key transportation economic terms and concepts, the Reference describes a wide variety of tools for project and policy evaluation and analysis, to help transportation professionals address fundamentally complex questions with more confidence, particularly under resource constraints. The References contents address issues ranging from appropriate contractor charges for project delays to optimal budget allocation across capacity-expansion and maintenance projects, and speak directly to the day-to-day needs of practitioners. The References provision of transportation economics fundamentals, analytical methods, and case studies illustrate the endless opportunities for successful economic considerations and applications within transportation.
Keywords Benefit cost analysis
Case studies
Economic analysis
Economic impact
Project planning
Transportation planning

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Center for Transportation Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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