INTERMEDIATE LEVELS OF TRANSIT SERVICE; WHICH ARE COSTLIER: TRAINS ON RAIL 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 CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS OF 7.5 (BUSWAY) TO 13 (TRAINS-ON-RAIL) M $/MILE AND COST TO OPERATE FROM 1.2 (BUS) TO 0.4 (TRAINS) CENTS PER SEAT-MILE, USING 1970 DATA. TRANSIT COST ESTIMATES FOR FUTURE VEHICLES OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DESIGN INDICATE MODAL EQUIVALENCE AT VOLUMES OF 20,000 PASSENGERS/PEAK HOUR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECH PAPER 73-ICT26
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • HOFFMAN, G A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM