Project: Evaluation of the Multimodal Study Process

Reference: UG434

Last update: 20/08/2004 11:30:52


The objectives are to examine:

1. the effectiveness of the study process in delivering integrated and robust transport strategies assessed in accordance with the guidance on the Methodology for Multi-Modal Studies (GOMMMS) methodology;
2. the extent to which the technical feasibility and cost of recommendations has been assessed by the studies;
3. the extent to which the studies have been carried out within transparent and open process which has helped to build consensus in support of study recommendations;
4. the time and cost of producing strategies which meet the GOMMMS requirements and whether there are ways in which studies could be carried out more quickly and cost effectively;
5. areas for improving the study process, both for on-going studies and any future studies which may be commissioned, in particular by identifying examples of good practice and pitfalls to be avoided.


This project intends to deliver a report covering the effectiveness of the Multi-Modal Study process and opportunities for good practice improvements.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £146,486.80

Actual start date: 20 August 2002

Actual completion date: 30 July 2004


Evaluation of the Multi-Modal Study Process
Author: AEA Technology
Publication date: 05/07/2004
Source: DfT Website
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Evaluation of the Multi-Modal Study Process - Modelling & Appraisal
Author: John Bates, Peter Mackie, John Nellthorp and Daniel Forster
Publication date: 05/07/2004
Source: DfT Website
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Summary of results

  1. The final report provided a valuable and credible analysis of the MMS process and identified a number of recommendations which will help inform any future strategic transport studies.