Federal Railroad Administration, US Department of Transportation. DecisionTek has undertaken numerous projects for the Federal Railroad Administration. These include GradeDec.Net and the General Train movement Simulator (GTMS), now in its fourth phase of development.
Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation. DecisionTek developed BCA.NET, a Web-based Benefit-Cost Model for Highway Projects. This tool, used by federal, state, and local authorities, enables users to compare alternative strategies for highway improvements. This system, available to the general public since January 2006 has gained wide acceptance as a standard tool for highway benefit-cost analysis.
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and a division of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the President, the Congress and federal agencies on scientific and technical questions of national importance. For TRB, DecisionTek has conducted a number of research projects, including:
- The National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Project 30 "Web-Based Screening Tool for Shared-Use Rail Coridors." The objective of this research is to develop a web-based tool to enable states and passenger rail operators to perform preliminay feasibility screening of proposed shared-use passenger and freight rail corridor projects. The impetus for this research arose from the Passenger Rail and Improvement Act of 2008, which seeks new partnerships between the freight and rail industries. Such partnerships would result in new publicy-funded passenger rail services on privately-owned freight railroad facilities and is critical to the development of all forms of passenger rail service.
- The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 08-85 "The Comprehensive Costs of Highway-Rail At-Grade Crossing Crashes." The objectives of this research are to develop a categorization scheme for describing costs associated with crashes at highway-rail at-grade crossings, estimates of the cost magnitudes in recent experience, and an analytical for developing a model or models for forecasting such costs. This work is expected to assist with enabling highway and rail systems decisions makers to effectively judge the economic benefits from public investments to improve or eliminate at-grade crossings.