Foundation Studies

August 1, 2018

How Project Selection in the Corps of Engineers is Affected by Benefit-Cost Ratio Analysis

Conducted by the Center for Ports & Waterways at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), this National Waterways Foundation (NWF) study examines how Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is conducted by the Corps and compared with other Federal Agencies (Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Tiger Grant program; the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


The study also examines Remaining Benefit Remaining Cost (RBRC) Ratio vs. the Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) metric as a way to evaluate Corps’ navigation projects under construction.