Economic Impact of Completing the Appalachian Development Highway System

EDR Group was part of the team that developed and applied an economic impact analysis system to assess the economic impact of the completing the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS). The analysis required several steps including the application of a travel demand model, estimates of transportation user benefits and use of the TREDIS economic impact analysis system. The end result was an assessment of the additional user benefits and wider economic impacts to be gained by completing the ADHS. In addition, benefit-cost analysis was applied using several alternative perspectives for defining benefits.

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