Strategic case (context)
What consideration has been given to alignment with regional and government priorities and results for public transport?
What trends and demand across the network have been identified and what is the role public transport will play shaping this in future?
Problem identification (current state)
What problems or opportunities are currently being addressed through the existing service level provision and supporting amenities?
Problem identification (future state)
What, if any, emerging issues have been identified in which public transport can be part of the solution?
Objectives (benefits (outcomes) / key performance indicators) : identified & reasonable
What benefits and key performance indicators at a network level related to the continuous programme have been identified and are they reasonable?
Programme case (context)
What consideration has been given to options (eg through a network review or optimisation assessment)?
Robust, fit for purpose forward programme
What is the evidence that the proposed future programme will appropriately address the problems and opportunities identified and deliver the expected benefits?
Alignment of programme expenditure
How well are planning documents aligned to the core programme (and any associated funding applications) in Transport Investment Online (TIO)?
Programme type identification
How has the investment required for the core programme and any service level improvements been determined and entered into TIO?
Continuous (core) programme (cost & value for money considerations)
Specifically related to the core programme, what evidence is provided that the indicative costs for the proposed programme are both reasonable and affordable (ie deliver in terms of value for money)?
Commercial case (procurement context)
Smart, fit for purpose procurement of services
What, if any, emerging procurement related issues and opportunities or outstanding issues have been identified?
Management case (delivery and performance)
Integration / partnering
How well is the delivery of the proposed programme and related activities aligned and integrated? How does the approved organisation give effect to on-going partnering with operators providing services?
Evidence / testing of evidence
How robust is the organisation's approach to modelling / forecasting demand?
How is performance against key performance indicators (both at the network and unit/contract level) being managed, and what evidence is available to demonstrate that benefits and key performance indicators previously identified have been achieved?
Confidence in delivery / risk management
How confident are we in the ability of the approved organisation to deliver the programme and manage any risks?