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‘Independent body should have conducted HS2 appraisal’

TRANSPORT PLANNING

Andrew Forster
08 January 2016
HS2: lacks independent scrutiny
HS2: lacks independent scrutiny

 

An independent body should have appraised the costs and benefits of the Government’s high-speed rail plans to ensure there was public confidence in the work, according to a transport analyst. 

“A key feature of the HS2 debate is that many organisations and technical experts are associated with one side or the other of the debate,” says a  report on transparency in transport decision-making by Yaron Hollander, of consultancy CTThink! 

“Ideally, the...

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