A Transportation Economics Reference for Practitioners: Final Report

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 Reference’s 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 Reference’s provision of transportation economics fundamentals, analytical methods, and case studies illustrate the endless opportunities for successful economic considerations and applications within transportation.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report Date October 2012; Published March 2013. Project title: Economic Considerations in Transportation System Development and Operations.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 1616 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-1255

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kockelman, Kara M
    • Chen, T Donna
  • Publication Date: 2013-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01482792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-12/0-6628-1, 0-6628-1
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6628
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2013 9:17AM