AN OVERVIEW OF PACE-FORWARD: POLICY ANALYTIC AND COMPUTATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FOR DUTCH FREIGHT TRANSPORT

This draft describes how a computer spreadsheet environment can be designed and constructed with models and tools to support policy analysis. In particular, the Policy Analytic and Computational Environment (PACE) was built to support the FORWARD (Freight Options for Road, Water, And Rail for the Dutch) policy analysis of Dutch freight transport. The FORWARD project examined the benefits and costs of various changes to the Dutch system of freight transportation, and developed strategies for mitigating the negative impacts of the expected growth in freight transportation on roads while retaining the economic benefits. The spreadsheet environment of PACE-FORWARD manages databases, performs computations in models to assess tactics (single actions taken to affect the freight transportation system), and displays graphs of tactics' performance measures. This draft should be of interest to policy analysts and designers of computer support software.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • Carrillo, M J
  • Publication Date: 1995-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DRU-9690EAC/VW
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1996 12:00AM