Transportation Planning Business Cases
Project business cases are a key output of transportation planning. The primary purpose of business cases is to facilitate good decision making for capital project funding.
They summarize the nature of the problems at a specific site, the improvement options that have been considered, and the evaluation and risk assessment of each option. Business cases recommend a preferred option and provide technical objective justification to support the recommended option.
- Business Case Guidelines (PDF, 41KB - November 2015)
An overview of the ministry's approach to preparing business cases for transportation projects, including Capital Program Board direction on the importance of business cases, five key steps for preparing business cases, performance measures, and ministry contacts.
- Appendix 1: Problem Identification (PDF - April 2014)
- Appendix 2: Problem Definition (PDF - April 2014)
- Appendix 3: Option Development (PDF - April 2014)
- Appendix 4: Option Evaluation Guidelines including Multiple Account Evaluation (PDF - December 2014)
- Appendix 5: Cost Estimating and Risk Assessment (PDF - April 2014)
- Appendix 6: Performance Measures (PDF - November 2015)
- Federal-Provincial Business Case Guidelines (PDF, 130KB - June 2006)
- Guidelines for Business Case Quality and Consistency (PDF - April 2014)
- Guidelines for Quantifying Vehicle Emissions (PDF - November 2007)
Background on motor vehicle emissions, guidelines and methodologies for quantifying vehicle emissions, and two worked examples.