Granskning av Vägverkets och Banverkets förslag till drift- och underhållsstrategier

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Gudrun Öberg
Mats Wiklund

The Government has assigned the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute the task of analysing the content of the proposals for operation and maintenance 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 available when planning. Important parts of this material have also been supplemented with studies and surveys, and by having the regions themselves work on special issues.

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 infrastructure accessible for traffic. The criteria for when measures are to be applied – which the National Road Administration calls target levels – should therefore be chosen on this basis. The problem here is that it is difficult, and in many cases impossible, on the basis of the available documentation, to determine how the target levels have been chosen, whether this has been done according to public economy principles, 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 ascertain whether a reasonable balance has been achieved between different aspects of the measures proposed with regard to operation.  

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