GRAVITY VACUUM TRANSIT SYSTEM: REVIEW OF STATION COST ANALYSIS, TASK A

THE REPORT DOCUMENTS PROJECTED COSTS FOR STATION CONSTRUCTION IN A GRAVITY VACUUM TRANSIT (GVT) SYSTEM. THE PROPULSION FOR VEHICLES IN THIS SYSTEM CREATES UNUSUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATION DESIGN, AND CONSEQUENT COST FACTORS ARE THEREFORE BASIC TO SYSTEM FEASIBILITY. STATION CONSTRUCTION MUST PROBIDE SPACE FOR VALVE CHAMBERS, MANIFOLDS, COMPRESSOR AREAS, AND VENTILATION SHAFTS IN ADDITION TO TICKETING BOOTHES, BOARDING AREAS, AND AMENITIES FOR PASSENGERS. THE REPORT DETAILS THE ACCOUNTANTS' ASSUMPTIONS IN COMPUTING COST FORECASTS COVERING SUCH SPECIFIC COST FACTORS AS VEHICLE PERFORMANCE, STATION DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD. UNIT PRICES FOR NECESSARY MATERIALS ARE DOCUMENTED ALONG WITH PROJECTIONS OF THE VARIOUS QUANTITIES REQUIRED. FINALLY, THE REPORT OUTLINES THE COSTS FOR A PROPOSED GVT NETWORK OF SOME 92 MILES IN LENGTH, WHICH THE AUTHORS PREPARED FOR THE REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK. CONCLUSIONS BASED UPON PREVAILING CONSTRUCTION COSTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1970 INCLUDE: (1) STATION SHELLS WILL COST BETWEEN $5.6 AND $8.4 MILLION; (2) FINISHING, ARCHITECTURAL AND OTHER COSTS PER STATION ARE ESTIMATED TO BE $4.54 MILLION; (3) TOTAL COST FOR THE PROPOSED NEW YORK CITY SYSTEM WILL AMOUNT TO APPROXIMATELY $950.6 MILLION. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-85
  • Corporate Authors:

    Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff

    1345 Avenue of Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM