Information requirements for transportation economic analysis : proceedings of a conference, Irvine, California, August 19-21, 1999 / sponsored by Transportation Research Board [and] Bureau of Transportation Statistics ; [prepared by Miriam Roskin].

Conference on Information Requirements for Transportation Economic Analysis (1999 Irvine, Calif.) [Browse]
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 2000.
153 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


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Summary note
Conference participants sought to identify gaps in the data and analytic tools needed to support economic analysis as related to transportation investment and to develop research proposals designed to fill those gaps. The opening day of the conference featured presentations by economists, transportation analysts, and policy makers on the theory and practice of economic analysis and its usefulness to decision makers. The second and third days of the conference revolved around participatory workshops. Six separate working groups deliberated over three questions: (1) What is the appropriate level of investment in transportation to encourage economic health? (2) How should projects be prioritized within a multimodal transportation program? (3) How much revenue is likely to flow from user charges, tolls, and other sources? At the conclusion of its deliberations, each working group developed a list of research proposals, which it then presented to the conference as a whole.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Transportation conditions: A top concern of the public
  • Importance of transportation information information: Canada's experience
  • Recent developments in economic information
  • Relevance of economic analysis for decision making
  • Why information matters
  • How levels of transportation investment affect economic health
  • Economic evaluation for decision making on transportation projects, programs, and policies
  • Estimation of revenues from use charges, taxes, and other sources of income
  • Strategies for measuring productive highway capital stocks
  • Information for transportation economic analysis: State of the art and relevance for decision making
  • How levels of investment in transportation affect economic health
  • Selecting public transportation projects: Informational requirements
  • Estimating revenues from user charges, taxes, and fees: identifying information requirements
  • Appendices.
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