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Wisconsin Transportation Economic Analysis Guidelines

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This site is currently under construction. It provides information and guidance for transportation economic analysis studies prepared by and on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Development of the site is a collaborative effort of the WisDOT Bureau of Highway Operations, Bureau of Planning, and Bureau of Project Development, with additional input from the University of Wisconsin Traffic Operations & Safety Laboratory (TOPS Lab) and technical review through the voluntary support of the members of the Expert Review Panel. All content is experimental and unofficial.


Contents


Part 1: Introduction


Part 2: Preparing the Analysis


Part 3: Valuation of Costs and Benefits


Part 4: Forecasting, Analysis & Modeling

  • 4.1 Overview of Forecasting, Analysis & Modeling
  • 4.2 Applying Trend Analysis Based Forecasts to TEEA
  • 4.3 Applying Trip Generation Based Forecasts to TEEA
  • 4.4 Applying Travel Demand Forecasting Models to TEEA
  • 4.5 Applying Microsimulation Models to TEEA
  • 4.6 Combining Forecasts from Different Sources
  • 4.7 Forecast Reasonableness Checking
  • 4.8 Model Calibration
  • 4.9 Highway Capacity Analysis
  • 4.10 Intersection Analysis
  • 4.11 Highway Work Zone Analysis
  • 4.12 Variable Demand Modeling
  • 4.13 Land-Use / Transportation Interaction Models
  • 4.14 Toll Facilities
  • 4.15 Highway Freight Modeling
  • 4.16 Rail & Inland Marine Freight Analysis
  • 4.17 Bus & Passenger Rail Analysis
  • 4.18 Transit as Mitigation for Construction Projects
  • 4.19 Bicycle & Pedestrian Analysis


Part 5: Safety & Security Analysis


Part 6: Selection of Analysis Software

  • 6.1 Types of Analytical Tools
  • 6.2 Segment-Based Analytical Tools
  • 6.3 Network-Based Analytical Tools


Part 7: Collection and Preparation of Data

  • 7.1 Overview of Data Sources
  • 7.2 Highway Traffic Data
  • 7.3 Intersection Traffic Data
  • 7.4 Traffic Data Balancing
  • 7.5 Origin/Destination Studies
  • 7.6 Data Sources for Non-Highway Modes


Part 8: Managing Risk & Uncertainty

  • 8.1 Contingencies
  • 8.2 Risk Analysis
  • 8.3 Correcting for Optimism Bias


Part 9: Evaluating Area-Wide Economic Impacts

  • 9.1 What are Area-Wide Economic Impacts?
  • 9.2 Avoiding double-counting of benefits


Part 10: Using Software to Prepare Economic Analysis

  • 10.1 Using the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) as a Source of Economic Analysis Data
  • 10.2 Using Quadro to Prepare Economic Analysis for Work Zones
  • 10.3 Using Quadstone Paramics as a Source of Economic Analysis Data
  • 10.4 Using Rodel to Prepare Economic Analysis for Roundabous
  • 10.5 Using Synchro/SimTraffic as a Source of Economic Analysis Data


Part 99: Supplementary Material


Appendix A: Sample Reports

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