A Proposed Approach for Determining the Success of Public Transport Projects in Ireland

Mike Murphy, TU Dublin
Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin
Roisin Byrne-Murray, Technological University Dublin

Proceedings of the ITRN 2013, 5-6th September, Trinity College Dublin


In Ireland, the planning and development of public transport projectsmust be taken through a detailed process involvingstakeholders including relevant government departments, government agencies and other public and private stakeholders. Various tasks must be undertaken such as technical feasibility studies,route selection, public consultation, economic appraisal, environmental assessment, detailed design and statutory approval procedures and public procurement.This paper will propose a new scientific methodology for determining the potential impact and success of public transport projects prior to the planning process as well as their implementation, management and operation in Ireland. This paper will also consider similar research undertaken internationally and a similar approach developed previously.