HERS-ST

Highway Economic Requirements System - State Version

The Highway Economic Requirements System State Version (HERS-ST) is an engineering and economic analysis model for evaluating transportation projects. The model includes highway deficiency analysis, cost efficiency metrics, capacity assessment, paving decisions, and future travel pattern evaluation.

Developer
Federal Highway Administration
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.fhwa.dot.gov
Spatial Resolution
Spatial resolution is based on defined stretches of highway.
Temporal Resolution
Time steps are defined by funding periods of equal length, typically years.
Outputs
Model generates a report comparing recommended projects.
Intended User
decision maker
Model Type
transportation
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions not incorporated. Model predictions are specific to traffic flows.
Geographic Region
USA
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
2d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
windows
Mathematical Approach
deterministic, optimization
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Nov-13
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com