Benefit/Cost Analysis for Transportation Infrastructure:
A Practitioner's Workshop
Draft Agenda

[Updated April 27, 2010]

Monday, May 17, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Pick Up
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Jack Wells, U.S. Department of Transportation
9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Message from the White House
Andrew Metrick, Council of Economic Advisers
9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Introduction and Overview
Daniel Graham, Imperial College, London
(presentation, 635KB)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Benefit/Cost Analysis and Economic Impact Analysis
Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group
(presentation, 1.7MB)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Job Creation and Real Estate Investment Benefits
David Lewis, HDR
(presentation, 533KB)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Challenges of Applying Benefit/Cost Analysis: A Modal Perspective
Representatives from FHWA, FTA, FRA, and MARAD

Mary Lynn Tischer, FHWA
(presentation, 129KB)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Measuring the Benefits of DOT's Strategic Goals
  • Safety
    Darren Timothy, Federal Highway Administration
    (presentation, 108KB)
  • Livable Communities
    Todd Litman, VTPI
    (presentation, 1.1MB)
  • State of Good Repair
    Rabinder Bains, Federal Highway Administration
    (presentation, 2.0MB)
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Measuring the Benefits of DOT's Strategic Goals
  • Economic Competitiveness
    Kenneth Button, George Mason University
    (presentation, 116KB)
  • Environmental Sustainability
    Charles Griffiths, Environmental Protection Agency
    (presentation, 549KB)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Measuring Costs
Arlee Reno, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
(presentation, 305KB)
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wrap Up
Katherine Turnbull, Transportation Economics Center

Facilitated by the
Transportation Economics Center
Texas Transportation Institute
for the
U.S. Department of Transportation