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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • MITTAL, R K
    • Arora, S R
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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