SHRP C11 - Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits
Acknowledgements. The Strategic Highway Research Program II funded the SHRP2 Project C11, “Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation.” The goal of this project was to develop a bridge between (A) the case study form of analysis provided by the TPICS web tool, and (B) more sophisticated simulation and forecasting models that are necessary to fully assess the wider economic impacts of proposed projects. The four tools were developed by Cambridge Systematics & Weris, ICF International, Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), and Economic Development Research Group, Inc. (Prime Contractor). The project was directed by David Plazak of the Transportation Research Board's SHRP2 Program.
The basic motivation is as follows:
This study addresses that need by providing four sets of spreadsheet tools that can aid in transportation project impact assessment. These tools enable measurement of project impacts on travel time reliability, intermodal connectivity and accessibility, and they are accompanied by an accounting system for incorporating them into economic benefit and impact analyses.
Each of the individual tools, along with its user
guide and technical documentation, can be downloaded via the links below.
The full report includes all of the user guides, along with additional
chapters that discuss the context in which these tools are to be used.
SHRP 2 C-11 REPORT
USER'S GUIDES AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Accessibility Analysis Tools: Technical Documentation and User's Guide, 2013 (Texas A&M Transportation Institute)
Reliability Analysis Tool: Technical Documentation and User's Guide, 2013 (Cambridge Systematics, Inc. & Weris, Inc.)
Accessibility Analysis Addendum: Additional Instructions and Clarifications for Use of the Effective Density Market Access Tool. 2014 (Texas A&M Transportation Institute and EDRGroup)
Effective Density Market Access Toolkit: Tool Applications and Usage White Paper. 2014 (Texas A&M Transportation Institute)
Example of Use
NCHRP 02-24 Assessing Productivity Impacts of Transportation Investments 2014 (Examples of Use for roads, public transportation, and airport access)
SHRP2 C32 - Appendix D: Application of the SHRP C11 Tools to a Sample of Existing TPICS Case Studies
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