Client: Transit Cooperative Research Program, Transportation Research Board
Role: Lead Analyst, Salt Lake City Case Study
Steer Davies Gleave partnered with Rutgers University to develop a recommended methodology for US transit agencies to follow when estimating the likely economic benefits of their proposed public transit infrastructure projects. Such estimates could be used as part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) application process. In an attempt to quantify observed development impacts in a real world setting, I led a case study of the original two TRAX light rail lines in Salt Lake City, which involved obtaining and analyzing data from numerous sources, and interviewing key individuals in the Salt Lake City area to gain insight into the development impacts the TRAX lines have had since opening in 1999.