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TC 1.4 Road Transport System Economics and Social Development
TC 1.4 Road Transport System Economics  Social Development
Full Member
Ayman Baki
Senior Vice President
29-16 40th Avenue
Long Island City, New York  11101
Full Member
Karen White
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, Dist of Columbia  20590-9898

AASHTO Alternate - Janet Oakley


Shared Information:

TC 1.4 met in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany in March, 2013 focusing on the Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Benefit Cost Analysis of Highway Investments.  The meeting included over 20 representatives from 15 different counties – both those with developed and developing highway networks.    Presentations on Ex-Ante evaluation focused on measuring resilience, linking to acroeconomic outcomes and communications.  Presentations on Ex-Post evaluation focused on uses of benefit cost analysis, outcomes from poor road management, and comparison of projected and realized benefits and costs.  US representative, Karen White, presented the Ex-Post benefit cost analysis capture and reported in the Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance Report.
In addition to the presentation, Ms. White also provided the committee with information on the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) economics committees.  Following that meeting the representative from Argentina was able to attend the summer meeting of the economic committees.  The representative has become active with the Transportation and Economic
Development Committee as they plan their April, 2014 conference.
The next meeting of the technical committee will take place in Yaounde, Cameroon in November, 2014.  The focus of the Yaoundé meeting will be the Influence of Road Infrastructure Investment on Growth and Employment.  FHWA provided input to the chair summarizing two products - the use of the local perspective from the Census product On The Map and the national perspective from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Reporting.  Neither of the US representatives will be able to attend the Cameroon meeting. (Karen White)