Sub-Theme 4 | Project Promotion Methods
As examined so far, Korea’s national transport DB is reliably tramping its foundation. This is based on central government’s solid will for implementation and active cooperation of local governments and related institutions, by virtue of which the DB construction project is being pushed forward more aggressively. It can be seen that the implementation of projects to establish national transport DB is contributing to the advancement of Korea’s transport sector, e. g. establishing collection system for fundamental transport statistics, constructing basis for reasonable transport policy evaluation, etc.
The project established collection system for fundamental statistics data in national transport sector, together with implementation of national transport DB. As a result of performing numerous regular and unscheduled surveys on domestic passenger and freight sectors for more than 10 years starting from the government’s public employment project in 1998 to 2011, basis for fundamental statistics on transport characteristics, etc. of passengers and freights stated to be prepared. Later, changes in the contents and scope of transport survey were required in response to changes in domestic and international circumstances such as green development. To cope with these changes, the government reflected related survey items such as green indices, energy, environment, etc. into related laws, so that relevant data could be collected. The project also improved the compatibility of survey data by dictating through creating and publishing transport survey guidelines that various individual transport survey including national transport survey follow standardized survey method. It also established 5-year national transport survey plans (Phase 1, September 2008), thereby tramping the collection system for fundamental survey data based mainly on regular surveys.
A reasonable evaluation basis for transport policy was arranged via the implementation of national transport DB. The government sets up and enforces pre- and post-evaluation system such as validity analysis, etc. to establish transport infrastructure investment evaluation and other transport policy. The primary objective of this project is to provide fundamental data required for these evaluations from the national transport DB. As such, it keeps producing passenger/freight O/D transport volume including future predictions, network for transport analysis, and social economic statistics data. It also improves survey and analysis methods by continuing research on enhancing the reliability of data and sets up and opens to public data sharing system via internet, so that data can be utilized for research/analysis in private sector as well as public sector. Through these efforts, it fosters public-private transport investment research and analysis including research on transport sector in academia, and as well enhances the validity of evaluation results.
The main reason of that national transport DB have steadily developed for the last ten years and enlarged its utilization range was the government’s active endeavor above all things. As the starting point of existing problem perception caused by transport DB absence, national transport DB construction plan was established, and through the first five year plan, transport DB foundation was formed, and then through the second five year plan, DB reliability improvement has been promoted. Moreover, the government’s budget secureness through national informatization progress played a great role as well. Hereafter, although there are assignments such as domestic transport performance’s statistical data organization and transport analysis methodology’s constant revision, the systematic endeavors such as survey implementation from the planning stage for national transport DB construction, legal and administrative supports for project promotion, specialized agency appointment management for research analysis, and cooperative use through DB release are evaluated as they geared up for the current national transport DB and henceforward prepared a foundation for the constant development.
Project Promotion Methods
|Subject||Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics|