Right-Sizing Implementation: Iowa and Planning for Economic Uncertainty

As part of follow-on research to NCHRP 19-14 Right Sizing Transportation Investments: A Guidebook for Planning and Programming, EBP, together with Metro Analytics, is working to develop alternative future economic scenarios for Iowa DOT to test in their statewide travel model.

The scenarios leverage EBP’s TREDPLAN integrated trade-economic modeling system and will to help the Department test over- and under-investment risk. By understanding the sensitivity of needs to different futures, Iowa DOT can more confidently manage risk, directing resources towards assets that are critical under multiple futures, while taking a more careful look at others with more variability in need.

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