Research Project

Development of Integrated Economic Impact Analysis Tool for Equity Sensitive Projects

To develop a state-of-the-art tool to evaluate broad economic impact of freight and passenger transportation.

Principal Investigator
Kawamura, Kazuya
Research Area(s)
Rainer vom Hofe, Amanda Perkins
Funding Source
Illinois Department of Transportation (METSI)


This research study addressed the following tasks:

  • Review of accessibility models.
  • Development of accessibility model.
  • Test/calibration of accessibility model.
  • Development and calibration of CGE model for Chicago region.
  • Integrate accessibility and CGE models.
  • Case study to test model performance.

A report or paper from this research is not immediately available.