Strategic assessment of transport infrastructure Plans on European integration. Application for the Spanish Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Plan 2005-2020

López Suárez, Elena and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés and Ortega Pérez, Emilio and Mancebo Quintana, Santiago (2008). Strategic assessment of transport infrastructure Plans on European integration. Application for the Spanish Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Plan 2005-2020. In: "Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting", 13/01/2008-17/01/2008, Washington D.C., Estados Unidos. pp..

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Title: Strategic assessment of transport infrastructure Plans on European integration. Application for the Spanish Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Plan 2005-2020
Author/s:
  • López Suárez, Elena
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
  • Ortega Pérez, Emilio
  • Mancebo Quintana, Santiago
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting
Event Dates: 13/01/2008-17/01/2008
Event Location: Washington D.C., Estados Unidos
Title of Book: TRB 87th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD
Date: 1 January 2008
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Traditional transport infrastructure assessment methodologies rarely include the full range of strategic benefits for the transportation system. One of these benefits is the contribution to cross-border integration. However, this is a key issue in strategic planning and decision-making processes, as its inclusion may increase the probability of large-scale transport infrastructure projects being funded. This paper presents a methodology for the measurement of the contribution of Transport Infrastructure Plans to cross-border integration. The methodology is based on the measurement of the improvement in network efficiency in cross-border regions of neighboring countries, via accessibility calculations in a Geographical Information System (GIS) support. The methodology was tested by applying it to the ambitious road and rail network extensions included in the Spanish Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Plan (PEIT) 2005-2020. The results show significant and important network efficiency improvements of the PEIT outside the Spanish border. For the road mode, while the Spanish average accessibility improvement accounts for 2.6%, average improvements in cross-border regions of France and Portugal are of 1.8%. And for the rail mode, the corresponding Spanish value is 34.5%, whereas in neighboring regions it accounts for 20.2%. These results stress the significant importance of this strategic benefit and the consequent need for its inclusion in strategic planning processes. Finally, the paper identifies the potential of the methodology when applied at different administrative levels, such as the local or state levels.

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Item ID: 3167
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3167/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3167
Official URL: http://pubsindex.trb.org/view.aspx?id=847339
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 May 2010 09:13
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:42
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