Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Economic and Employment Benefits of Highway Investments in Response to Economic Downturns: A Scoping Study

The objective of this project is to develop an approach for estimating the economic and employment benefits of highway investments during economic downturns and recoveries. The project will entail (a) review of the literature and expert opinion on the economic impact of spending for transportation and other infrastructure projects, (b) consideration of data being reported or that might be collected on employment and other economic consequences of projects developed with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 funds, (c) specification of analysis methodology that may be used to analyze these data and the uncertainties associated with the analysis, and (d) assessment of the degree to which analysis will yield robust and reliable results to inform public policy discussions.


  • English


  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(73)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20091208
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24450

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549583
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(73)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM