This study has been conducted to provide an assessment of how well new rail systems are fulfilling transportation goals. It seeks to examine the role of the new services in the context of the total transit systems in which they are located and is less concerned with determining whether particular ridership or cost targets have been reached by the new projects than with establishing whether the system as a whole has benefited from transit ridership growth and increased financial efficiencies. A brief background is provided to the projects to be examined. Information on previous research is provided and the research methodology to be used here is outlined. Sections then follow on the subjects of ridership, capital costs, and operating costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Taubman Center for State and Local Government, 79 John F Kennedy Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138-5801
  • Authors:
    • Richmond, JED
  • Publication Date: 1998-6-29


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00753541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1998 12:00AM