Rail Transit System Cost Study

The Transportation Systems Center serves as Systems Manager for the Rail Supporting Technology Program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. One task under this program has been to assess the costs of constructing, operating and maintaining three kinds of urban rail systems: light rail, rapid rail and commuter rail. Cost data from several North American and European transit authorities were collected and analyzed. These data, together with the recent experience of the Consultant in several transit construction projects, served as the basis of the cost projections. Factors influencing appreciable cost variations in construction and operations were reviewed and included as criteria for cost projections.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Dyer (Thomas K), Incorporated

    1762 Massachusetts Avenue
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dyer, T K
    • Hale, W K
    • Ingalls, F A
    • Whelan, R B
  • Publication Date: 1976-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06- 0025-76-3, DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-22
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-808
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2017 6:06PM