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The Impacts of Transportation Investments on Economic Growth in the Twin Cities

The transportation system plays a critical role in fostering economic growth. Although previous studies have shed light on the impacts of transportation investments, their results are not readily adapted to predicting economic impacts of individual transportation projects. This study aims to investigate the impacts of transportation investments on economic growth in the Twin Cities and developing a method that practitioners can apply to predict economic growth resulting from investments on individual projects. The capacity of such predictions is critical for the economy of the Twin Cities because transportation infrastructure lasts for decades once built. Researchers: Jason Cao (Humphrey School of Public Affairs) and David Levinson, Michael Iacono, and Andrew Owen (Department of Civil Engineering).

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