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 their relationship 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