How a “whole-of-life” approach can deliver more for less for light rapid transit projects

This paper discusses the issues surrounding the development of LRT projects and particularly analyses the crucial area of developing a whole of life approach. Issues such as the examining the cost of operations for a system over the whole lifecycle, when compared to the capital construction costs, show that these considerable operating costs must be part of the decision making equation. Good decision making requires the whole picture to be examined and not just the initial aspects. Within the context of a whole of life approach, the paper also provides commentary on some options for delivering more value from LRT Projects. It examines how ensuring a truly multi-disciplinary approach can deliver better results; how a Minimal Operating Segment approach can get a LRT project up and running, and finally; how the definition of the function and outcomes of the project may mean you can consider a slightly different solution.

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  • Pagination: 11p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2013, driving the costs out of rail, 26-28 November 2013, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 12:03PM