A cost-allocation model which can be applied by bus systems on a route-by-route basis is developed. The model establishes procedures for classifying costs so that the cost of specific changes can be estimated according to sound economic principles. The model provides a management tool which identifies the fixed and variable costs incurred by individual bus routes, as well as the overall system. It can be used to evaluate the short and long term effects. resulting from changes in bus routes, fares and patronage. It can also differentiate between operating cost savings resulting from minor vs. major changes in the management structure salary and wages and fringe benefits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Levinson, H S
    • Conrad, P E
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 39-48
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM