Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

"A solid grounding in contemporary transport appraisal and evaluation techniques, delivered by tutors who are both intellectually rigorous and personally approachable."

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

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Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

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This course provides:

  • an understanding of the economic and environmental appraisal of transport activities;
  • an introduction to the WebTAG (Transport Analysis Guidance) linked to the sustainability principles of economy, environment and society;
  • an understanding of the economic principles required for the economic assessment of transport activities as outlined in the WebTAG Economic Objective;
  • an understanding of the assessment of the Environment Objective in WebTAG;
  • an introduction to the concept of multi-criteria assessment for comparison and ranking of alternatives.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will:

  • be familiar with the techniques and methods of economic and environmental appraisal, and their application;
  • understand WebTAG process at practitioners level;
  • understand the sustainability approach of appraisal of transport schemes;
  • appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the methods for assessment of transport activity;
  • understand and demonstrate the application of transport appraisal techniques;
  • have first hand experience of using techniques to estimate noise assessment of transport schemes;
  • be able to critically assess the application of methods of transport appraisal;
  • understand how to apply economic appraisal to real world case studies.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to sustainability; economy, environment and social objectives;
  • Purpose of appraisal;
  • Introduction to the WebTAG (Transport Analysis Guidance) process, WebTAG Refresh;
  • Economic Principles in Transport Appraisal;
  • Principles of Discounted Cash Flow, Present Value and Net Present value;
  • Techniques of cost-benefit analysis;
  • Valuation of intangibles;
  • Socio-economic benefit-cost analysis;
  • Economic Objectives;
  • Transport Economic Efficiency;
  • Valuation of time, vehicle operating cost, accidents;
  • COBA Software;
  • TUBA (Transport User Benefit Assessment) Software;
  • Environment Objectives
    • Local air quality: problems and solutions; assessment for WebTAG;
    • Greenhouse gases: problems and solutions; assessment for WebTAG;
    • Noise: problems and solutions; assessment for WebTAG;
    • Landscape/Townscape/Biodiversity/Water and other objectives in NATA and their assessment;
  • Multi-criteria assessment (MCA) and comparison and ranking of alternatives.

Update to course content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those at an intermediate level who seek new knowledge of the concept of the economic and environmental appraisal of transport activities following the transport appraisal guidance outlined in the New Approach to Appraisal (NATA). The participants will have a better understanding of the purposes of transport appraisal, keeping sustainability principles in mind; economic principles required for the economic assessment of transport activities; environmental issues relating to transport activities; and the tools and methods for the environmental assessment of transport activities.

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Academic Professionals

Fees

  • Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8426) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

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