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At a glance
- Step 2 of the Framework provides guidance on identifying, assessing and prioritising problems and opportunities in the transport system.
- Overcoming problems, and pursuing opportunities, moves us towards achieving jurisdictional goals and transport system objectives defined in Step 1.
- A problem is a cost to be avoided or saved. An opportunity is a benefit to be gained.
- The purpose of this step is to:
- Identify current and emerging problems and opportunities
- Provide data-rich evidence of the problems and opportunities: their scale, extent, cause, and their associated economic, social and environmental costs — over short, medium and long terms time frames
- Determine the priority of problems and opportunities — based on: alignment with jurisdictional goals, transport system objectives, policies, strategies and plans; current and future demand; the scale, extent and cost; and whether the problem / opportunity occurs under multiple future scenarios.
- This step should result in clear statements of problems, and documented evidence of their scale, extent, costs, causes and priority.