Balanced Transportation Analyzer
The Balanced Transportation Analyzer, or BTA, is an intricate spreadsheet model tying together nearly every facet of passenger transport in New York City including transit, auto, taxi and Uber. With the BTA one can estimate the effects of changes in auto tolls, transit fares and other variables on traffic levels, travel speeds, time spent traveling, agency revenues, emissions and other vehicle "externalities." It contains a number of “pre-packaged” traffic-pricing scenarios which you are free to modify to suit and test your own what-if scenarios. The BTA thereby offers a transparent and straightforward tool for transport policy-makers and advocates to test the impacts of tolls and other policy traffic pricing proposals. A panel of experts selected by Governor Cuomo recently gave tribute to these aspects of the BTA -- citing its transparency, flexibility, and the solid data that underlies it-- in relying on the tool as the basis for their FixNYC Report.
See this video presentation explaining the BTA.
View this Powerpoint on it.
Listen to this Webinar about it.
Or, best of all, run the BTA yourself by downloading it here.