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Economic Analysis Primer

Official U.S. Department of Transportation Economic Values are posted on the website of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at, in the section marked "Reports."

  • For "Revision of Departmental Guidance on Treatment of Value of Life and Injuries" go to the Treatment of the Value of Life guidance documents on that page.
  • For the "Departmental Guidance for the Valuation of Travel Time in Economic Analysis" go to the Value of Time guidance documents on that page.

August 2003
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Asset Management

Updated: 10/23/2013