COSTS OF URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS OF VARYING CAPACITY AND SERVICE

THIS REPORT DEFINES A FRAMEWORK FOR PROPERLY CONDUCTING COST ANALYSES AND UTILIZING THE RESULTS FOR DECISION MAKING, AND ROUGHS OUT COST BOUNDARIES FOR EVALUATING PRESENT-DAY TECHNOLOGIES BY ESTABLISHING, ON AN ANALYTICAL BASIS, THE SITUATIONS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH PARTICULAR FORMS OF TRANSPORT OFFER COST OR SERVICE ECONOMIES. THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF THE COST ANALYSES WAS PROVISION OF SERVICES TO COMMUTERS TRAVELING BETWEEN HOME AND DOWNTOWN WORKPLACES DURING THE SO-CALLED RUSH HOURS. THE SYSTEMS ANALYZED INCLUDE THE PRINCIPAL TRANSPORT MODES, AND INCORPORATE HIGH PERFORMANCE AND VOLUME CARRYING CAPABILITIES SELDOM ENCOUNTERED OR NEEDED ON OTHER THAN URBAN, RADIAL, CBD-ORIENTED TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES. THE HOURLY PASSENGER VOLUMES ANALYZED RANGE FROM 5,000 UP TO 50,000, INCLUDE COSTS FOR 6-, 10-, AND 15-MI ROUTE LENGTHS, AND ACCOUNT FOR COST VARIATIONS RESULTING FROM CHANGES OR ADDITIONS IN SERVICE AND CAPACITY /SUCH AS CHANGES IN SCHEDULE FREQUENCY, OR THE ADDITION OF OUTBOUND OR MINOR FLOW DIRECTION CAPACITY, OR ALONG-THE-LINE CAPACITY/. COSTS PER PASSENGER TRIP ARE PROVIDED FOR THE PRINCIPAL TRIP FUNCTIONS /RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION, LINE-HAUL, AND DOWNTOWN DISTRIBUTION/ BOTH SEPARATELY AND IN COMBINATION WITH EACH OTHER, AND FOR EACH OF THE VARIABLES LISTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-70
  • Monograph Title: Top Issues in Urban Research 1963
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  • Accession Number: 00239727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM