EVALUATING THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF EMPLOYER-BASED TRIP REDUCTION PROGRAMS: REVIEWED AND REEXAMINED

Crucial to the outcome of transportation demand management cost-effectiveness studies is the ability to identify both cost and effect. Unfortunately, neither element is easily identified in practice, and a definitive methodology for determining cost-effectiveness has yet to be developed. To date, three major studies have attempted to determine the cost-effectiveness of employer-based trip reduction programs using such measures as cost per employee and cost per one-way trip reduced. Each study, however, uses slightly different methodologies and assumptions and, as a consequence, arrives at different, noncomparable results. Before embarking on major new cost-effectiveness studies, it is necessary that researchers clearly understand the methodologies used in existing studies. The methodologies and results of cost-effectiveness studies by Comsis Corporation, Commuter Transportation Services, and Ernst and Young are outlined. The problems inherent in such studies are also discussed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 164-169
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation: bus, rail, ridesharing, paratransit services, and transit security
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055105
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM