Prioritisation process for funding of competing transport related projects (Auckland perspective)

Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) is committed to a process of “fair and transparent decision-making” in regard to the allocation of National Land Transport funds (NLTF) that are available to support new projects and initiatives. This paper outlines the process which will be used by the Planning and Programming (P&P) team in relation to that funding allocation. Currently, the regional prioritisation tool - “The Best Use of Available Resources: An approach to prioritisation” is Auckland’s regional tool for decision-making. The principles for this regional tool are: 1. Seriousness and urgency of the transport problem; 2. Effectiveness of the proposed activity; 3. Economic efficiency of the scheme (calculation of benefit cost ratio). The process we have developed therefore includes adherence to these principles and has been refined to take account of lessons learned over the past three years of preparing and funding the Auckland regional land transport programme. The process outlined in this paper describes ARTA’s rigorous approach to project prioritisation principles and criteria designed to help direct available resources towards projects that will address the region’s most pressing transport challenges. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218380.


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  • Pagination: 17P (SESSION TUES 1D)
  • Monograph Title: ATRF 2009: 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum: the growth engine: interconnecting transport performance, the economy and the environment: 29 September-1 October 2009, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Accession Number: 01153107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:16AM