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Research Publications in journals:
Assessment of Cross-Border Spillover Effects of National Transport Infrastructure Plans: An Accessibility Approach.
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
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, critical for the European integration process. 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 European integration. The methodology is based on the measurement of the improvement in network efficiency in cross-border regions of neighbouring countries, via accessibility calculations in a Geographical Information System 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 neighbouring 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.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
TRANSPORT REVIEWS
ISBN
0144-1647
Impact factor JCR
0,819
Impact info
Volume
29
10.1080/01441640802627974
Journal number
4
From page
515
To page
536
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Elena López Suárez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: Emilio Ortega Perez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes
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