EVALUATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT INVESTMENT WITHIN CITIES

The appraisal of transport investments on routes within cities is less well established than that on inter-urban routes. However, city-wide transportation models have aided the forecasting of trip impacts on investment. The approach needs to be broader because of the greater complexity of the effect of investment. The paper reviews issues arising in a study of British experience, specifically in relation to the impact of the South Yorkshire light rail Supertram system. Light rail proposals in the United Kingdom have also been viewed within the context of the deregulation of urban bus services and the prospect and possibly the need of private sector involvement. Factors affecting financial appraisal, the economic appraisal and the environmental appraisal of such investments are considered. The interdependency between ex-ante and ex-post assessments are also examined. The overall extant evaluation will also provide guidance on decisions on timing of the investment, on land acquisition, on phasing, routing, design and operating characteristics and integration with both existing and potential competing and complementary private and public transport facilities.

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    SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES

    POND STREET
    SHEFFIELD,   United Kingdom  S1 1WB
  • Authors:
    • TOWNROE, P M
    • DABINETT, G
  • Publication Date: 1994-1

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 086-339-4248
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM