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TITLE A harmonised approach to assessing costs for transport projects at the European level   heatco_en.pdf (3.73 MB)
Document ID LIB151
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 14/12/2004
Document reference HEATCO
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Environment


Short description  HEATCO aims to develop a set of harmonised guidelines for assessing transport projects and their associated costs at the European level. It will:
· Review and analyse existing project assessment practices in Member States
· Examine such issues as time and congestion; accident risk reduction; health impact of pollution; and infrastructure costs
· Carry out a number of ‘stated preference’ surveys to fill gaps in monetary valuation of external effects
· Conduct case studies on a number of Trans-European Network infrastructure projects to test the guidelines
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  High-quality transport projects play a vital role in economic growth but may have a huge impact on the environment. Multimillion-euro initiatives are being devised at the EU level and affect large sections of the continent’s transport infrastructure. However, no clear guidelines – agreed upon by Member States – exist to evaluate the costs and benefits of transport investments or related polices. N ...

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