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Bronx Travel and Accessibility Studies Brief

This series of projects examined travel behavior and accessibility in the Bronx. The first study in the series, "The Implications of Travel Profiles for Transportation Investment," analyzed travel conditions and choices in the Bronx, where large-scale transportation and other development projects were presently taking place. Using a large database composed of census tract information on socio-economic and travel behavior, the paper first examined the travel profile of the Bronx population, by estimating travel choice elasticities.

Benefits Package Value Brief

<p>Recruiting entry-level civil engineers and information technology specialists has become more competitive and the New York State Department of Transportation is experiencing difficulty in attracting people to these positions.&nbsp;&nbsp; Compared to the private sector, NYSDOT&#39;s entry-level salaries are lower but rise more quickly.&nbsp; NYSDOT believes their benefit package is better, however, this has never been quantified.

Analysis of Capital Cost Elements for Light Rail Transit

The apparent increase in light rail transit capital costs is a
significant concern for Federal Transit Administration, as
well as for its partner agencies at the state and local levels.
While unit costs have shown no clear trend over the past
decade, many individual agencies are experiencing
unexpectedly high project costs and could use assistance in
both bringing these costs under control and gaining tools to
better anticipate ultimate project costs.

The Usefulness of US Transportation Service Index for New York State/Metro Area

Business indices play a c r i tical role in summarizing the business conditions of the economy and
indicating the forthcoming of phase changes in business cycle. The useful indices should accurately reflect
the business reality and dynamic changes of the economy. In the pas t decades , signi ficant indus t ry
t ransformation from manufacturing to services has been observed in both New York State/Metro area and the
ent i re nation. The share of goods in US GDP has declined from 54% to 35% and the share of services has

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