Guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects

Risto Kulmala, Juha Luoma, Jukka Lähesmaa, Hanna Pajunen-Muhonen, Hannu Pesonen, Tommi Ristola, Pirkko Rämä

    Research output: Book/ReportReport


    This report contains the guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects for the purpose of comparing the ITS projects to one another and to other transport projects with regard to their impacts and economic feasibility. The guidelines deal with both pre- and post-evaluations. The guidelines present a systematic method for evaluating the projects so that all essential factors for decision making are investigated. The guidelines are based on the YHTALI framework generally used in Finland for project appraisal, and they apply the YHTALI template for presenting the results. The guidelines were developed as a part of the Finnish National R&D Programme on ITS Infrastructures and Services FITS. The guidelines present extensive checklists of the possible impacts of ITS systems on the transport systems and their users as well as all the actors linked to logistics systems. The economic feasibility analyses can build on a cost benefit analysis or a profitability calculation. In addition, multi-criteria analyses and verbal assessments should be used. For studying the feasibility of the implementation of the projects, the guidelines present checklists for market assessment, human-machine interface analyses, and technological, technical, financial, legal and organisational aspects. The guidelines also deal with the evaluation of logistics projects. To make the use of the guidelines as easy as possible, examples of their application are given for four ITS projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherLiikenne- ja viestintäministeriö
    Number of pages87
    ISBN (Print)951-723-763-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesFITS Publications


    • evaluation
    • assessment
    • guidelines
    • transport
    • telematics
    • ITS


    Dive into the research topics of 'Guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this