Pilot Projects to Validate the Results of T-PICS

This is a pilot test report with conclusions from the comparison of results from a web-based sketch planning tool to measure the economic development impacts of 14 transportation projects to the 14 actual case studies with real world recorded economic impact results. This pilot project will lead to further refinement of the Transportation - Project Impact Case Studies (T-PICS) tool and better guidance as to optimum usage of the tool (i.e., early in the planning process). With T-PICS planners can provide decision makers with better information for determining whether a region will be economically better off because of a transportation investment, and, if so, by how much. More realistic estimates lead to more credible decisions that can garner support and expedite the agreement process.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C33(A)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shands, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20120521
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37636

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547564
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C33(A)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2014 1:01AM