Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

This course provides an understanding of the appraisal of transport activities. It introduces the WebTAG (Transport Analysis Guidance) linked to sustainability principles.

You'll gain knowledge of:

  • the economic and environmental appraisal of transport activities
  • the WebTAG linked to the sustainability principles of economy, environment and society

You'll also understand:

  • the economic principles required for the economic assessment of transport activities as outlined in the WebTAG Economic Objective
  • the assessment of the Environment Objective in WebTAG
  • the concept of multi-criteria assessment for comparison and ranking of alternatives

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 Department of Transport's WebTAG (Transport Analysis Guidance).

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course Dates

  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 March 2018
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Objectives and Outline

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll:

  • be familiar with the techniques and methods of economic and environmental appraisal and their application
  • understand the WebTAG process at a practitioner's level
  • understand the sustainability approach of appraisal of transport schemes
  • appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the methods for assessment of transport activity

You'll also:

  • 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

  1. Introduction to sustainability; economy, environment and social objectives.
  2. Purpose of appraisal.
  3. Introduction to the WebTAG (Transport Analysis Guidance) process, WebTAG Refresh.
  4. Economic Principles in Transport Appraisal.
  5. Principles of Discounted Cash Flow, Present Value and Net Present Value.
  6. Techniques of cost-benefit analysis.
  7. Valuation of intangibles.
  8. Socio-economic benefit-cost analysis.
  9. Economic Objectives:
    • Transport Economic Efficiency.
    • Valuation of time, vehicle operating cost, accidents.
    • COBA Software.
    • TUBA (Transport User Benefit Assessment) Software.
  10. 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
  11. Multi-criteria assessment (MCA) and comparison and ranking of alternatives.
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Course Dates

  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 March 2018

Further Information

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

Academic Module Outline

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

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.

Presenters

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

Presenters

Newcastle University

School of Engineering

Business School

Fees

Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities

Fees

  • Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities
    • £1325

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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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.