The Government has assigned the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute
the task of analysing the content of the proposals for operation and
strategies that the Swedish National Road Administration and Banverket (the
Swedish National Rail Administration) have submitted for comment. This
memorandum constitutes a report of this assignment.
Common to both the traffic administrations is the extensive knowledge in the
form of descriptions of the road and rail networks standard that are
when planning. Important parts of this material have also been supplemented
studies and surveys, and by having the regions themselves work on special
According to the directives of the Ministry of Industry, Employment and
Communications, the two administrations are to devise their own proposals for
measures to minimise the cost to the public economy of keeping the
accessible for traffic. The criteria for when measures are to be applied
National Road Administration calls target levels should therefore be chosen
this basis. The problem here is that it is difficult, and in many cases
the basis of the available documentation, to determine how the target levels
been chosen, whether this has been done according to public economy
or if other considerations have been the guiding principles when determining
these limits. For these reasons, it has not been possible in our analysis to
whether a reasonable balance has been achieved between different aspects of
measures proposed with regard to operation.
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 492 , 2003.
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