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The overall goal of this project is to assess the impact of planned transport infrastructure investment projects on travel behavior and economic development in New Jersey. The proposal for this research project discusses 5 main objectives for this study. The purpose of this working paper is to review these objectives, provide basic definitions, highlight key issues and suggest methodologies to accomplish these objectives. In addition this paper suggests a general structural framework and outlines the main tasks and phases to follow. It should be understood that while each objective is stated separately in the proposal, they all are interconnected in that they focus on the relationship between infrastructure investment and transportation, land use and economic development. For presentation purposes we will discuss each objective individually.