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How (in)accurate are demand forecasts in public works projects? The case of transportation.

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his article presents results from the first statistically significant study of traffic forecasts in transportation infrastructure projects. The sample used is the largest of its kind, covering 210 projects in 14 nations worth U.S.$59 billion. The study shows with very high statistical significance that forecasters generally do a poor job of estimating the demand for transportation infrastructure projects. For 9 out of 10 rail projects, passenger forecasts are overestimated; the average overes...

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Bent Flyvbjerg More by this author
Mette K. Skamris Holm More by this author
Soren L. Buhl More by this author
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:f532e7af-2a92-40ba-bc6d-9334beccca8f
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:730

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