Economic Analysis

San Diego Forward includes a comprehensive economic analysis to assist the SANDAG Board of Directors and the public in understanding the economic implications of the Plan. The comprehensive economic analysis for the Plan is available as Appendix P to the Plan. The analysis included three areas:

  • Economic Impact, which measures not only the effects of construction activity on the regional economy, but also the long-term economic impact of the increased efficiency of the transportation system.
  • Benefit-Cost, which examines the ratio of benefits such as time savings versus the costs of the proposed transportation network.
  • Economic Competitiveness, which investigates the broader economic effects of transportation improvements on the San Diego economy.
The economic analysis developed fresh ways of measuring and communicating the impact of transportation infrastructure, and how it influences the growth of the regional economy.