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DfT rewrites rules for transport and economy appraisals

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Andrew Forster
16 December 2016
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The DfT’s new guidance on wider economic impacts appraisal includes advice on assessing the land-use impacts of transport investment and reporting GDP impacts. Andrew Forster reports

A  major source of criticism with the DfT’s appraisal methods in recent years has been that they are too focused on user benefits, such as time savings, when project promoters are often more interested in economic growth metrics, such as job creation, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or its close...

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