Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts
- August 4, 2011
- Kenneth Small, economics professor, is mentioned in the Mountain View Voice and Palo Alto Online August 1, 2011
From the Mountain View Voice:
The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model to predict ridership for the proposed system, a peer-review panel concluded in a report that largely confirms previous criticism from transportation experts and rail watchdogs.... The panel, which reports to rail authority CEO Roelof Van Ark, is chaired by Frank Koppelman, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Northwestern University. It also includes Kay W. Axhausen, a professor at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems in Zurich, Switzerland; Billy Charlton from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Eric Miller, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto; and Kenneth A. Small, a professor emeritus in economics at University of California, Irvine.
For the full story, please visit http://mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4561.