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Evaluation of Externalities in Transport Projects.

Shiftan, Y., Ben-Akiva, M., De Jong, G. and Hakkert, S. (2002) Evaluation of Externalities in Transport Projects. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 2 (3/4). pp. 285-304.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the variety of issues and methods used to treat different types of externalities in transportation projects and to ask how these different approaches and values can affect project evaluation and ranking. Of special interest is the question whether the elimination of externalities and different procedures favor one type of transportation investment over the other, and specifically rail projects versus highway projects. To this point the paper mostly poses the questions with a focus on issues where bias can result. The paper is based on a study conducted for the Ministry of National Infrastructure in Israel to improve the evaluation procedure of transportation projects in order to better account for externalities. This paper focuses on two main issues. First, we recommend approaches and methods of evaluation for different transport externalities, including the value of time savings. These evaluations are based on the international literature on these topics. Second, we suggest a methodology to better include externalities in the evaluation of transport projects, including a quantitative and qualitative multicriteria analysis (MCA). The paper also discusses the implications of different methods and values for project evaluation.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This paper has previously appeared in The European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, and thas been uploaded here with thier permission. Please visit their website at http://ejtir.tudelft.nl
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 04:04
Published Version: http://ejtir.tudelft.nl/issues/2002_03-04/index.as...
Status: Published
Publisher: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research
Refereed: No
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2493

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