COST AND BENEFIT EVALUATION OF TE SACRAMENTO TRANSIT AUTHORITY INTERIM TECHNICAL REPORT NO 4

BENEFITS AND COSTS OF THE SACRAMENTO TRANSIT AUTHORITY OPERATION TO PATRONS, AUTO DRIVERS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WERE ESTIMATE ON THE BASIS OF A 1968 SURVEY OF PASSENGERS RIDING REGULARLY SCHEDULED BUS LINES. A HOUSEHOLD SURVEY OF SACRAMENTO RESIDENTS MADE BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS WAS ALSO USED IN THE ANALYSIS. TRAVEL TIME WAS ASSIGNED A VALUE OF $1.55 TO $3.75 PER HOUR. BENEFITS AND COSTS WERE ESTIMATED FOR PEAK AND OFF-PEAK PERIODS. UNDER THE ASSUMPTIONS USED IN THIS STUDY, THE TOTAL BENEFITS EXCEED COSTS BY $2.661 TO $3.912 MILLION, DEPENDING ON THE VALUE ASSIGNED TRAVEL TIME. BENEFITS FROM THE OPERATION OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEM ACCRUE TO AUTOMOBILE USERS IN THE FORM OF LESS STREET AND HIGHWAY CONGESTION, LESS SMOG, AND LOWERED WELFARE COSTS. SOME RIDERS LACKING OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION WOULD BE UNABLE TO RETAIN THEIR EMPLOYMENT AND WOULD CHANGE THEIR STATUS FROM PRODUCERS AND TAX CONTRIBUTORS TO CHARGES UPON SOCIETY. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO CAL-MTD-10
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sacramento Transit Authority

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  • Authors:
    • Baum, M S
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1972 12:00AM