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November 19, 2013
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TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Economic Impact Tools (C03 and C11)
Transportation Research Board
As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on November 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that will explore two SHRP 2 projects relating to Economic Impact Analysis: Interactions Between Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use (C03) and Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation (C11).
There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
This webinar describes the SHRP 2 Economic Impact Tools, which can help planners make comprehensive and realistic assessments of the economic impacts of transportation investments and highway capacity projects. Specifically, the tools assist with estimating improvements that support economic vitality through better access to markets, improved travel time reliability, and reliable intermodal connectivity—all of which can lead to credible and supportable decisions in the agreement process.
Stefan Natzke, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Matt Hardy, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group, Inc. (EDR Group)
Adam Winston, Economic Development Research Group, Inc. (EDR Group)
Moderated by: Stephen Andrle, Transportation Research Board
Part 1: Brief overview of SHRP 2 mission, objectives of the Capacity focus area and related SHRP 2 research.
Part 2: FHWA's perspective regarding the Economic Impact Analysis Tools Projects.
Part 3: Project teams introduce the results, concepts, products, and experience gained from development and testing of these SHRP 2 products.
Part 4: Question and answer session
The first 60 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.
• To learn about a resource to help determine the net changes in the economic systems of an area impacted by a transportation capacity investment.
• To gain a better understanding of how the Economic Impact Analysis tools fit into the collaborative decision making process proposed by the SHRP 2 Capacity Focus area.
• To learn about the statistical relationships among variables in the Transportation Project Impact Case Studies (T-PICS) tool and how this statistical relationship was used to develop a suite of open source statistical forecasting models and tools to assess the wider economic benefits of transportation.
• To obtain guidance on the types of data that need to be collected in order to establish a solid performance measures system for the category of economic development.