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Toolbox for Regional Policy Analysis Report (2000)


This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration by Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Michael Culp of the FHWA Office of Metropolitan Planning and Programs was the Task Order Manager for the project. Christopher Porter of Cambridge Systematics was the lead author, working closely with John Suhrbier and Dan Beagan. Each of the case studies was prepared by Cambridge Systematics, except for the Orange County case study which was developed by GIS/Trans, Ltd.

The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of those who provided source material for the case studies, including Chris O'Neill of the Capital District Transportation Committee for the Albany, NY case study; Natalie Gochnour of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget for the Envision Utah case study; Richard Roisman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for the Montgomery County case study; Shirley Hsiao of the Orange County Transportation Authority for the Orange County case study; Caroline Rodier of the University of California at Davis for the Sacramento case study; Chuck Purvis of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the San Francisco Bay Area case study; Kari Lautso of LT Consultants, Inc. for the SPARTACUS case study; Ming Zhang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning for the Tren Urbano case study; and Lisa Schweitzer of the University of Iowa, Public Policy Institute for the Waterloo case study. The authors further acknowledge the contributions of Tom Rossi and Yoram Shiftan of Cambridge Systematics and Glen Weisbrod of EDR Group, Inc. in providing source material and reviewing the document. Other technical experts and agency officials too numerous to list here provided additional information that was invaluable in assembling this document. However, the authors alone bear responsibility for the document's contents, including any errors that may appear.

Technical methods in this report are documented for the purposes of information sharing only. Inclusion of a method does not mean that the Department of Transportation either requires or endorses the use of this method. Any conclusions that are stated about the methods are intended only to assist in understanding the methods and in furthering the state of analytical practice. They are not intended to serve as either endorsement or criticism of the persons or agencies who have developed and applied the methods.

This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturer's names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.

Updated: 4/27/2012
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