Major transport infrastructure projects, such as the TENs, generate a wide range of impacts on a large variety of groups (users, non-users and operators). Whilst several types of appraisal method are commonly used to assess impacts and inform decision, formal, multi-criteria policy assessment techniques are seldom applied. DG VII of the European Commission instigated a piece of research to develop and test a comprehensive policy assessment model for major transport projects. The paper describes this research and the resultant model. The research involved several key stages, including: (1) a comprehensive review and categorisation and national and regional transport policies; (2) development of a Goals Achievement Matrix (GAM) to measure, value and weight the wide range of impacts resulting from major transport projects; (3) programming of the GAM within a computer model; and (4) testing of the GAM on six recent infrastructure projects (including TGV Nord, Twente Canal, the IC5/IC25 Motorway in Portugal and Igoumenitsa to Volos/Lamia Motorway in Greece). For the covering abstract, see IRRD E101143.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 199-210

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  • Accession Number: 00766791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-310-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 2 1999 12:00AM