Project: Evaluating Productivity Impacts Retrospective Testing

Reference: R264

Last update: 06/11/2008 13:52:57

Objectives

The main objectives of this work are to test and refine a methodology for evaluating the productivity impacts of transport schemes. This builds on previous scoping study to assess feasibility and develop an evaluation methodology, undertaken by the same team.

Description

This project forms part of work to develop a robust approach to evaluating eh productivity impacts of key transport schemes.
This includes;
- an initial scoping study to develop a methodology (completed)
- retrospective piloting to refine and test the methodology (this study)
- longer term work to apply the methodology to assess the impact of transport on labour markets and productivity (2-year TRC project)
This will enable DfT to evaluate the productivity impacts of new transport shemes in a robust and consistent fashion.

The outputs of this research include evidence about the productivity impacts of 1-2 key existing transport schemes and a refined evaluation methodology which will enable DfT to evaluate the impacts of new transport schemes, including those funded throught the Productivity Transport Innovation Fund (P-TIF).
Outputs of evaluations will also feed back into and inform transport appraisal. This will complement ongoing work to incorporate productivity impacts (also known as Wider Economic Benefits) more fully into transport appraisal.

Contractor(s)

ENTERPRISE LSE LTD
HOUGHTON STREET, LONDON, UK, WC2A 2AE

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £95,000.00

Actual start date: 01 January 2009

Expected completion date: 31 August 2009