Main Screen – Projects View
Transcript Main Screen – Projects View
• TranSight Overview
1) What does REMI TranSight do?
2) What does the user need to provide?
3) What is the output of TranSight?
4) What are the uses of the output?
5) What makes TranSight unique?
The TranSight modeling system incorporates TranSight and Policy Insight
Project and region
• Transportation “What Ifs”
• General “What Ifs”
1) What Does REMI TranSight Do?
TranSight predicts the “Total Economic” and “Demographic
Effects” of transportation improvements such as:
•Major Economic Component
•Age, Sex and Race
How a REMI TranSight
2) What Does the User
Need to Provide?
(Note: TranSight uses output from
Tranplan, TransCAD or other travel
All Other Economic and Demographic Data
are Built into the TranSight Model –
Specific To The Defined Region (such as
Mississippi Development Districts – as
single counties or groups of counties)
• Estimates from Tranplan or other travel
demand model (e.g. VMT and VHT)
• Construction expenditures
• Funding source information (federal, state,
• Optional: adjust REMI default data
3) What Is the Output of
All major economic and
Overall Effects for:
Real Disposable Income
Output and Gross Regional
• Labor Force
Variables by Industry
•Intermediate Demand for
•Investment Activity Employment
•Relative Selling Price
•Relative Production Costs
•Relative Factor Productivity
•Average Annual Wage Rate
•Employment Mix Index
•Exports to Other Regions
•Wage and Salary
4) What Are the Uses of
Ranking the most important projects
Informing decision-makers and the
Showing how jobs and incomes
depend on transportation
5) What Makes
TranSight is the ONLY widely available model to show
the total economic and demographic effects of
What are the alternatives?
•Simple Input-Output Model
Only shows construction and maintenance impacts, and ignores
dynamic effects over time
•Incorporates General Equilibrium Theory, Econometrics,
Input-Output Analysis, and the New Economic Geography in a
dynamic consistent system
• REMI has over 20 years of experience with regional policy
analysis and modeling, currently supporting over 100
installations, each with multiple uses
• Professional articles about all key elements of the model
have been peer reviewed in leading international and regional
• Custom data for the region being modeled
Los Angeles MTA
New Mexico DOT
Georgia Southern University
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
TranSight® – Further Background
REMI has been involved in transportation planning and analysis for
20+ years. Below, a sample of papers available upon request:
An Evolutionary New Economic Geography Model”; Wei Fan, Department of
Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Frederick Treyz and George Treyz,
Regional Economic Models, Inc; Journal of Regional Science, Vol 40, No. 4, 2000 pp.
“Monopolistic Competition Estimates of Interregional Trade Flows in Services”,
Frederick Treyz and Jim Bumgardner; Regional Cohesion and Competition in the Age of
Globalization, June 2000.
“Productivity and Accessibility: Bridging Project-Specific and Macroeconomic
Analyses of Transportation Investments”, Glen Weisbrod and Frederick Treyz; Journal
of Transportation And Statistics, Vol. 1, No. 3, October 1998.
“NCHRP Report 463: Economic Implications of Congestion”; Glen Weisbrod, Donald
Vary, George Treyz; Transportation Research Board – National Research Council;
First and foremost, REMI TranSight
integrates REMI Policy Insight®—the
world’s leading economic and fiscal
policy analysis and simulation model—
with the transport planning and travel
demand models used most often by
government and private sector planners.
And because REMI Policy Insight® embodies the
latest research advances in economic geography,
REMI TranSight can show transportation planners
and policy makers the total economic effects of
new investments in highways, transit, airport
capacity, and other transportation infrastructure.
In particular, REMI TranSight can quantify the
unique contribution transportation investments
make toward creating and expanding industry
clusters, some of the main drivers in diversifying
and sustaining regional economic development.
Example: Goethals Bridge
• Replacement of the 78-year-old Goethals
Bridge with new 6-lane bridge.
• Assume 34% increase in accessibility to
traffic for the bridge.
• What is the effect on the economies of New
York and New Jersey?
access to a larger
access to a more
Shares of GRP by Major Sector (2015)
Nat Res, Mining
Other Services (excl
Health Care, Social 12%
Real Estate, Rental,
Shares of GRP by Major Sector (2035)
Nat Res, Mining
Other Services (excl
Health Care, Social
Real Estate, Rental,
Why REMI TranSight®?
• Integrating transportation with economic simulation models
requires a sound theoretical basis.
• REMI models are structurally complete, and built upon widely
accepted economic theory published in rigorously referred
academic journal articles.
• Yet the economic theory behind REMI TranSight is accessible to
any thoughtful person.
REMI has been involved in transportation planning for years. Below, a
few examples (papers available upon request):
An Evolutionary New Economic Geography Model”; Wei Fan, Department of Economics,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Frederick Treyz and George Treyz, Regional Economic Models,
Inc; Journal of Regional Science, Vol 40, No. 4, 2000 pp. 671-695.
“Monopolistic Competition Estimates of Interregional Trade Flows in Services”, Frederick Treyz and
Jim Bumgardner; Regional Cohesion and Competition in the Age of Globalization, June 2000.
“Productivity and Accessibility: Bridging Project-Specific and Macroeconomic Analyses of
Transportation Investments”, Glen Weisbrod and Frederick Treyz; Journal of Transportation And
Statistics, Vol. 1, No. 3, October 1998.
“NCHRP Report 463: Economic Implications of Congestion”; Glen Weisbrod, Donald Vary, George
Treyz; Transportation Research Board – National Research Council; 2001.
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