INTERMEDIATE LEVELS OF TRANSIT SERVICE WHICH ARE COSTLIER: TRAINS ON RAILS OR BUSES ON BUSWAYS?
Trains-on-rails are cost-equivalent to buses-on-busways where the newly installed urban transportation system's capacity is 12,000 passengers per hour per direction. New transit facilities, utilizing existing railroad air-rights, require capital improvements of 7.5 (busway) to 12 (train-on-rail) M $/mile and cost to operate from 1.2 (bus) to 0.4 (train) cents per seat-mile, using 1970 data.
- Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973.
Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall,
- HOFFMAN, G A
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- TRT Terms: Economics; Rapid transit
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00050059
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-26
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM