ECONOMY OF SCALE FOR MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM
Mathematical models are developed for trips versus transit network length. It is shown that the number of trips captured per unit length of network is a highly nonlinear phenomenon, occurring because of four major factors. These factors are: interzonal travel, modal split, nonuniformity in trip generation, and future growth factors. Sensitivity analysis is presented to understand the impact of various controllable and noncontrollable factors economies of scale.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersThree Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- MITTAL, R K
- Arora, S R
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Economies of scale; Mathematical models; Rapid transit
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051417
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-93 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM