Typical costs for rural transportation operations and the factors that influence such costs are examined. Until now, few hard data have been available for the purpose of describing rural transportation costs. The data used in this research are taken from applications for funding and actual operations performed under Section 147 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973, the Rural Highway Public Transportation Demonstration Program. The following aspects of rural transportation costs are investigated: (a) general cost ranges and what constitutes average and "good" costs, (b) factors that affect the cost of operations, and (c) the characteristics of the most economical and most expensive hypothetical system designs. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-31
  • Monograph Title: Rural public transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028353
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1982 12:00AM