NCHRP 917: Right-Sizing Transportation Investments--Methods for Planning and Programming

For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, EBP (formerly EDR Group) completed a guidebook for transportation decision-makers.  

The team developed guidance to help states identify, evaluate, implement, and communicate effective multi-modal transportation investment right-sizing scenarios. With ever-increasing awareness of shifting socioeconomic trends, limited funding, and natural resource constraints; right-sizing is now at the forefront of conversations among both researchers and practitioners. This project plays an important role in looking beyond descriptions of unmet needs to a more strategic discussion of what is and is not the “right-size” for our transportation infrastructure system footprint—as well the tradeoffs inherent in such decision-making.