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Source of tools

Name of the tool
Toolbox for Regional Policy Analysis

Where is tool available from
It is a web based tool/framework:
Official website:

When was the tool produced
Year of tool production: 2002

Is support provided

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin
The document was developed for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration by Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Michael Culp of the FHWA Office of Metropolitan Planning and Programs was the Task Order Manager for the project. Christopher Porter of Cambridge Systematics was the lead author, working closely with John Suhrbier and Dan Beagan. Each of the case studies was prepared by Cambridge Systematics, except for the Orange County case study which was developed by GIS/Trans, Ltd.

Other people/organisations involved in the development of the tool by providing source material for the case studies include:
Chris O'Neill of the Capital District Transportation Committee for the Albany, NY case study; Natalie Gochnour of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget for the Envision Utah case study; Richard Roisman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for the Montgomery County case study; Shirley Hsiao of the Orange County Transportation Authority for the Orange County case study; Caroline Rodier of the University of California at Davis for the Sacramento case study; Chuck Purvis of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the San Francisco Bay Area case study; Kari Lautso of LT Consultants, Inc. for the SPARTACUS case study; Ming Zhang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning for the Tren Urbano case study; and Lisa Schweitzer of the University of Iowa, Public Policy Institute for the Waterloo case study. The authors further acknowledge the contributions of Tom Rossi and Yoram Shiftan of Cambridge Systematics and glen Weisbrod of EDR group. Inc. in providing source material and reviewingthe document. Numerous other technical experts and agency officials provided additional information that the authors say was invaluable in assembling the document

Tool development was funded by:
The US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
GIS based

Cost of the full tool
It is a web based tool/framework: