EVALUATION OF RAIL RAPID TRANSIT AND EXPRESS SERVICE IN THE URBAN COMMUTER MARKET

THIS STUDY ANALYZES AND EVALUATES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES FOR SERVING THE COMMUTER MARKET. THE TWO MAIN ALTERNATIVES, RAIL RAPID TRANSIT AND INTEGRATED EXPRESS BUS SERVICE, ARE ANALYZED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF FULL COSTS (BOTH SUPPLIER AND USER TIME COSTS). USER TIME COSTS FOR THE TWO ALTERNATIVES ARE ROUGHLY EQUAL; HOWEVER, THE SUPPLIER COSTS OF THE INTEGRATED BUS SERVICE ARE MUCH LOWER THAN THOSE OF RAIL RAPID TRANSIT. QUANTITATIVE DATA ON FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS ARE PRESENTED, AND THE EFFECTS OF POLITICAL, REGULATORY, AND INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS ARE DISCUSSED. /DOT/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • DOT P 65201
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Defense Analyses

    400 Army Navy Drive
    Arlington, VA  USA  22202
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, J H
    • ASHER, N J
    • WETZLER, E S
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 270 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM