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Emphasis on BCR ‘encourages promoters to abuse appraisal’


Andrew Forster
09 November 2018
Too many project strategic cases are written as an “afterthought”, says the TPS
Too many project strategic cases are written as an “afterthought”, says the TPS


The continuing emphasis given to benefit:cost ratios (BCRs) in transport appraisal and decision-making leads project promoters and their consultants to abuse the system by artificially boosting BCR values, the Transport Planning Society has told the DfT.  

“The real world production of BCRs is seriously flawed,” says the TPS, adding that, at an appraisal conference this summer, “practitioners made wry comments about how they had to work very hard to achieve their...

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