The Role of Economic Appraisal in the Delivery of Local Authority Transport Schemes

Speaker: Craig Higgins, Principal Consultant in Transport Planning, Jacobs

Location: cassie 2.32
Time/Date: 11th February 2015, 13:00

Economic appraisal forms part of the foundation upon which most transport schemes business cases are built. Different funding mechanisms require different levels of detail when it comes to economic appraisal; more specifically demonstrating that the scheme proves Value for Money. This seminar will outline examples of the varying Economic Cases aligned to different funding levels/routes. Included within this seminar will be an overview of typical transport model detail, inputs and outputs relating to the Economic Case, along with the pit falls typically associated with such analysis.
 
Craig Higgins is a Principal Consultant at Jacobs. He is responsible for the Transport Planning team in the Newcastle Office including 17 members of staff. Craig has spent a total of 6 years at Jacobs, either side of a 12 month Research Associate role on the SwitchEV project at TORG. Within his role Craig manages technical delivery of a wide range of Transport Planning and Modelling projects, for a variety of client including Local Authorities and the Highways Agency. Craig is Chartered through the Institute for Logistics and Transport, as well as a PRINCE2 Practitioner.
 
Craig graduated from Newcastle University’s Geosciences school with a B.sc in GIS. He subsequently did his M.sc in Transport Engineering and Operations at TORG.

Published: 20th January 2015