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Appraisal and evaluation

The Department for Transport undertakes the following work to ensure that decisions on transport policy are made taking into account the best possible advice by:

  • forecasting growth in transport use
  • assessing the impact of transport using in-house strategic models
  • developing and supporting appropriate methods for impacts of transport improvements
  • setting the framework, producing and supporting software for assessing whether transport schemes are value for money
  • developing and implementing the Department’s evaluation strategy