International Comparison of Transport Appraisal Processes

For the UK Department for Transport, EDR Group (now EBP) was part of an international team that compared Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) methods used in different countries to evaluate, prioritize and select surface transportation projects.

The study compared methods used in the UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, and Australia. It focused on differences in transportation benefit-cost analysis, consideration of wider economic productivity and competitiveness factors, environmental externalities and other social factors. EDR Group authored the volume on US national and state DOT practices, and also contributed to the summary report, led by the University of Leeds.