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Analysis and impact of improved M8 journey times: FOI release

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
13 Dec 2017
Analysis and impact of improved M8 journey times: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02762
Date received: 7 November 2017
Date responded: 7 December 2017

Information requested

Please can I have a copy of the analysis mentioned in the following link which looked at the improved journey times: M8 journeys cut by 20 minutes

Also, can I have a copy of the report or workings of how you arrived at the £1bn figure as per:

"The journey time savings have been assessed as contributing more than £1bn to Scotland's economy"

Response

Please find attached a copy of the journey time saving analysis completed as part of the project. With regard to your request for a copy of the report or workings of how the journey time savings have been assessed as contributing more than £1bn to Scotland's economy, please below table, provided by Mochel Fairhurst Joint Venture (MFJV), Transport Scotland's advisors on the project.

Economic Appraisal Local Model Output Benefits (£)
Present Value of Benefits 1,152,920.00

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have some of the information you have requested, the economic savings analysis was undertaken by MFJV and the results of this were provided to Transport Scotland. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested.

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