Transport Scheme Appraisal

The appraisal and development of transport schemes plays a critical role in informing decision makers on the relative merit or priority of a transport scheme or programme. Transport Scheme Appraisals can range from greenways to large metro projects. The outputs of an appraisal generally form an essential input to a business case and/or a grant or loan application. Transport appraisals are undertaken in accordance with the relevant documents: DTTAS’s Common Appraisal Framework for Transport Projects and Programmes, DfT’s Transport Analysis Guidance, and/or the EU’s Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects.

Key components of this service include, as necessary:

  • GIS accessibility and data analysis – Baseline evidence reviews, including public transport network and service reviews
  • Ticketing, boarding/alighting data collection and analysis
  • Identification of key transport and operational challenges, and theirrelationship with wider economic, social, environment and commercial outcomes
  • Definition of scheme objectives
  • Demand forecasting
  • Defining scheme benefits and costs
  • Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
  • Transport Users Benefit Appraisal (TUBA)
  • Bespoke spreadsheet based economic and financial appraisal

Our Latest Transport Scheme Appraisal Projects



Bucharest Metro Line 2 Renewal Programme Appraisal Support

Client: METROREX S.A.Duration: Sept 2015 to Dec 2018 Project Summary Transport Insights was initially commissioned in September 2014 to provide pre-feasibility demand forecasting and cost-benefit analysis support to a renewal programme on Bucharest’s metro network. Further support in relation to a revised proposed scheme was provided in 2018 in support of an upcoming planned European…
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South Dublin Public Transport Accessibility Review

Client: South Dublin County CouncilDuration: Sept 2016 – Feb 2017 Project Summary Transport Insights, with Systra as sub-consultants, was commissioned by South Dublin County Council in September 2016 to undertake a public transport accessibility review of South Dublin County, one of four local authority areas in County Dublin. Key tasks undertaken for this project included…
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Allergan Car Park Expansion

Client: Allergan Pharmaceuticals IrelandDuration: July 2019 to Jan 2020 Project Summary Transport Insights was commissioned by Allergan Pharmaceuticals in July 2019 to undertake a Traffic and Transport Assessment (TTA) in relation to the proposed expansion of on-site car parking facilities at its campus in Westport, County Mayo. The commission post-dated earlier transport engineering design support…
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Ashford Studios Development

Client: Ashford StudioDuration: 2016 – 2017 Project Summary Transport Insights was commissioned by Ashford Studios in August 2016 to undertake a Traffic and Transport Assessment (TTA), and to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) Traffic and Transport Chapter in relation to a planning application to expand Ashford Studios in County Wicklow. The proposed development…
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Bucharest Metro Line 4 Extension Feasibility Studies

Client: METROREX S.A.Duration: Nov 2014 to Aug 2019 Project Summary Transport Insights supported two feasibility studies to extend Bucharest Metro Line 4 (ML4) to the north (2014) and to the south (2017-2019) of City. Transport Insights undertook economic and financial appraisal of the proposed schemes, in addition to supporting demand modelling activities and liaising with…
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