A NOTE ON COMPARISONS OF COST EFFECTIVENESS IN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

An equation is developed for comparing the cost per trip of alternative transit systems. Equations for the portion of the cost per trip due to vehicle capital cost and due to operation and maintenance costs are derived in terms of easily identifiable system parameters to assist both in quantitative estimates and in understanding how to minimize cost. Particularly in the case of operation and maintenance costs, it is shown that common intuitive evaluations of cost comparisons may be wrong.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  USA  27705
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, J E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00302143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM