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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 30-05 [Final (Synthesis)]

Current Practices for Assessing Economic Development Impacts from Transportation Investments
[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 20000
Staff Responsibility: Donna L. Vlasak
Effective Date: 1/1/1999
Completion Date: 11/17/2000
Fiscal Year: 1998

This synthesis report will be of interest to DOT administrators, supervisors, and staff, as well as to the consultants working with them in assessing the economic development impacts of existing or proposed transportation investments. Metropolitan Planning Organization regional and local staffs might also find it informative. It is intended to help practicing planners become aware of the range of methods and analysis techniques available, organized by the different categories of agency needs, to address different types of planning, policy, and research needs. This synthesis summarizes the current state of the practice by means of a survey of transportation planning agencies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. This report provides reviews of the analysis methods used in recent project and program evaluation reports of these agencies, in addition to a bibliography of economic literature and guides.  The report for this topic can be purchased at http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=3270

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