FOI reference: FOI/17/02762
Date received: 7 November 2017
Date responded: 7 December 2017
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"
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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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House