The Transportation Revenue Estimator and Needs Determination System (T.R.E.N.D.S.)
A web-based model to estimate revenue needs under alternative scenarios of mobility.
The T.R.E.N.D.S. Model is designed to provide transportation planners, policy makers and the public with a tool to forecast revenues and expenses for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the period 2010 through 2035. The User, through interactive windows, can control a number of variables related to assumptions regarding statewide transportation needs, population growth rates, fuel efficiency, inflation rates, taxes, fees and other elements. The output is a set of tables and graphs showing a forecast of revenues, expenditures and fund balances for each year of the analysis period based on the User’s inputs regarding both transportation needs and revenue choices.