Govt defends hwy revamp assessment process. But critics say, “It may not stop the bleeding”
Govt is proposing new cost/benefit test for a highway project near Fort McMurray — for now
The National Research Council (NRC) released a report Wednesday arguing that the study is flawed, even though all it does is offer some data on the impact of new traffic management measures.
The report says that there are two major reasons why there may be some positive impact on the economy, but there is “substantial doubt” about whether a change in transportation policy, including the proposed Hwy. 403 highway revamp, will actually have any significant positive impact.
The report was issued on the heels of the federal and provincial governments announcing a package of spending measures to encourage the construction of new infrastructure across the country, including new road projects in Calgary and Edmonton.
The NRC is proposing tSM 카지노hat each of these new spending measures should involve a cost-benefit evaluation of the project, in order to ensure that the benefit of the new infrastructure is sufficiently balanced against the cost.
That means the costs of the revamp could be much higher and the benefits less.
A breakdown of the NRC analysis finds that the total cost of Hwy. 403 will be $16.2 million, which is카지노톡 about 10 per cent less than its current cost ($27.6 million). In other words, the proposed highway revamp could add $50 million to the total cost of this project.
A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health (IJPH) shows that the impact of a highway revamp, at least under present conditions, would reduce death rates by 18 to 24 per cent and traffic speeds by about 8 per cent over the 30-year period, or about 14 per cent.
“We’re seeing some improvements and some benefits,” said Dr. Greg Leech, Director of the University of Alberta’s Health and Wellbeing Program, “but if there were a $50 milli카지노사이트on highway project and $50 million in health benefits delivered, it would be much more than most studies show.”
If there were a $50 million highway project and $50 million in health benefits delivered, it would be much more than most studies show
“We can be hopeful that these are promising measures,” said Dr. Paul St. Pierre, Director of the Centre for Community Health and Mental Health Policy, in a news release. “But the study gives us the ‘no’ answer.”
In recent months,