Thursday, May 4, 2017

My presentation at the 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the CTPC conference yesterday, in a session titled, "Transportation and a Vibrant Economy: Economic Assessment's Role and Application in Transportation Investments and Economic Development"  My talk focused on the role of Benefit-Cost Analysis as a tool in guiding public investment decisions, and I described my recently published report on benefit-cost analysis for transportation planning and public policy, as well as some of the new directions I plan to pursue.



It was a valuable experience for me as I was able to learn about new data I can use, and to hear insights from transportation professionals that will improve my future work.

My session was recorded and if that link is made public I will update this post and include it here.  For now, I am linking to my presentation slides, which are posted here.  These are the Power point slides; please note I have included some additional information in the "notes" portion of the file. 

3 comments:

  1. I like how Matt Holian explained all the benefits and costs associated with transportation planning and public policy. This will help the government to decide what to do to improve the transportation system. Since there is an opportunity cost involved for every option, the government will exercise each option carefully.

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