The Transport Economists’ Group celebrated 40 years in 2013
The Transport Economists’ Group, formed in 1973, provides a forum for people involved in transport economics to meet regularly and discuss matters of mutual interest. Membership is open to economists working in transport and others whose work is connected with transport economics. The aim of the Group is to improve the quality of transport management, planning and decision making by promoting lectures, discussions and publications related to the economics of transport and of the environment within which the industry functions.
Next meeting, Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 17:30 for 18:00
John Galilee and Keith MacKenzie of Transport Scotland’s Analytical Services will speak on “Evaluating rail – the development and piloting of guidance to evaluate new infrastructure projects”.
In 2015, Transport Scotland published new and innovative guidance for evaluating major rail infrastructure projects in Scotland. One of the main reasons for the development of the guidance was the recognition that, despite billions of pounds being invested in Scotland’s railway over the last 20 years, no evaluation of major projects had been conducted. To inform the development of the guidance, three pilot evaluations of rail projects were commissioned – Laurencekirk railway station, the Airdrie to Bathgate Line, and the Larkhall-Milngavie line.
Since the publication of the guidance, and drawing upon good practice contained in the document, Transport Scotland has commissioned a number of projects to inform the evaluation of the new Borders railway line which opened in September 2015. Prior to opening a baseline survey was carried out with households and businesses, and since then a Year 1 and Year 2 survey of users, non-users, and tourists has been conducted.
John Galilee and Keith MacKenzie from Transport Scotland’s Analytical Services will outline the development of the Transport Scotland Rail Evaluation guidance. Findings from the evaluations of the four projects will be also presented and the plans for future development and usage of the guidance will be discussed (https://www.transport.gov.scot/public-transport/rail/evaluation-of-rail-projects/).
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