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Evaluating high-speed and intercity rail projects in the US
Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Transportation (OIG, USDOT)
The US Federal Government has been allocating funds for various high-speed and intercity passenger rail (HSIPR) projects across the country as part of the recently set up HSIPR program.
These funds are being allocated based on detailed review/evaluation of applications for HSIPR projects from various states, group of states or Amtrak.
Steer Davies Gleave are reviewing best practice analytical tools and methodologies for evaluating ridership and revenue, operating costs, and associated public benefits for high-speed and intercity rail (HSIPR) projects in the US.
How we did it
We have produced a series of reports, which describe in detail, guidance on the best practice methods for:
- forecasting ridership and revenue
- operating and capital construction costs
- public benefits for high-speed and other intercity passenger rail projects.
These guidance reports could potentially help the FRA in their application evaluation process for HSIPR projects.
The HSIPR best practice guidance documents are based on our experience working on HSIPR projects in the US, in Europe and around the World. We supplemented this by reviewing other publically available project documentation, and by drawing on previous studies that have attempted to contrast forecasting methodologies and experience in different countries.
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