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DfT’s roads value for money report fails to impress

David Metz Honorary professor of transport Centre for Transport Studies University College London www.drivingchange.org.uk
26 June 2020
 

You briefly noted publication by the DfT of a report concluding that the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) represents high value for money (“RIS2 ‘is good value’” LTT 12 Jun). Accordingly, I turned to this 29-page report, expecting to see substantiation of the £27bn, five-year road investment programme. I was disappointed. 

The summary states that, overall, RIS2 is high value for money, meaning £2 return for every £1 spent (a benefit-cost...

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