To inform debate on a new transportation bill being considered, an analysis of literature on the effects of highway infrastructure spending on the economy offers principles for reforming federal policy and programs, as well as ideas for future research.
Policymakers need to address equity concerns early when implementing congestion pricing to improve traffic flow, as each situation is unique. Because these policies impose a cost on something that previously was not priced, it can harm lower-income drivers who will be forced to pay additional costs or be "priced off" the roads.
A comprehensive look at Los Angeles traffic debunks common myths about the metropolitan region's traffic patterns and details the reasons why congestion is so bad -- and why it will get worse in the coming years without significant policy changes.
Building on analyses that RAND conducted between 2002 and 2004, this presentation explores the options for strengthening the physical infrastructure of a potential future independent Palestinian state.
A comprehensive look at Los Angeles traffic debunks common myths about the metropolitan region's traffic patterns and details the reasons why congestion is so bad — and why it will get worse in the coming years without significant policy changes.
Setting the Agenda for an Evidence-based Olympics is a RAND Europe initiative that reveals how our rigorous research and analysis can help policy and decision makers to address the immense challenges of London's Olympic Games.
More and more European and some non-European countries are developing models of their national transport systems to facilitate analysis and rational decision-making on national transport policy, whether the policy concerns infrastructure or transport management.
Computerized policy analysis models have a long history of use. In most cases, however, they are designed to be used only by quantitative analysts, and their outputs are not directly understandable by policymakers and members of their staffs.
Primary responsibility for transportation planning has moved from private industry to government as a result of growing awareness of the interdependence of transportation planning with all other aspects of the urban planning process. Decisions are n...
A discussion of possible uses and limitations of systems analysis as an aid in air transportation planning. Following general remarks on the subject, consideration is given to the application of systems analysis to a few arbitrarily selected nonmilit...
A discussion of transport planning and technology. The paper points out that transportation systems should respond to human needs and should not become a costly end in themselves. Thought must be given to the impact of such systems on the quality and...