The Financial Analysis of a Transportation Project on a Microcomputer

by Paul Simmons, RSM Services, United States,
Richard Ruskan, RSM Services, United States,
Doug Wentworth, RSM Services, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III

Abstract: The economics of a future rail transit project are analyzed. Pro forma financial statements are constructed to the year 2002. A number of financial ratios are examined to assess the project's impact on the transit authority's financial position. Monte Carlo simulation is applied to find the downside and upside financial risk. Sensitivity analysis is used to identify the variables most and least important to financial outcome.

Subject Headings: Financial management | Computer analysis | Transportation studies | Rail transportation | Risk management | Sensitivity analysis | Public transportation | Computer aided operations | North America | Texas | United States | Houston (Texas) | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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