Reed, Tracy L., Joel P. Franklin, Debbie A. Niemeier, T. Rufulo (1998) Benefit-Cost Analysis of Multimodal Projects for State-Wide Prioritization of Capacity Investments. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-98-03
The purpose of this study is to present 10 case studies that describe the analysis techniques that will be used to develop costs and benefits for the range of multi-modal projects expected to be included in the prioritization process. The evaluation criteria were assembled based on an extensive analysis of Oregon's major policy documents. These documents clearly make the selection of transportation projects integral with the state planning process. The referenced documents include (see Attachment A for specific planning and policy references related to the cost-efficiency criterion):
- The Oregon Transportation Plan
- The Oregon Transportation Plan Update
- Oregon Benchmarks
- Oregon Administrative Rules
- Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
This report also includes an attachment, Attachment B, containing several generic cost-efficiency worksheets for a range of project types. For the purposes of presenting the methods described in the case study, actual data were used where available and reasonable estimates were assumed whenever data was unavailable.