The impacts of the economic effects of the stimulus obtained from constructing and operation of the Regional Plan transportation system and the economic effects of a more efficient version of the current transportation system were estimated using the REMI TranSight model. These two scenarios sought to comprehend the balance between investment and efficiency. Transportation investment improves accessibility at a faster rate, but there’s no telling whether the funds invested were utilized properly. Not investing those funds and instead channeling them towards streamlining an existing transportation system saves money initially, but does little towards improving congestion and accessibility concerns in the short-term.
San Diego Association of Governments – Economic Analysis of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan [full PDF]