Maglev Cost Estimation: Annual Operating & Maintenance Cost Elements

This report describes a proposed cost estimating approach and presents annual operating and maintenance (O&M) cost factors for use in conjunction with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center's (VNTSC's) Scenario Assessment Models for planning and evaluating super-speed (250-300 mph) magnetic levitation (maglev) transportation systems applications. The VNTSC Staff Scenario Assessment Models will be used in-house by VNTSC to evaluate selected maglev system concept definitions proposed under the National Maglev Initiative (NMI), an interagency partnership led by the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with support from the Department of Energy. the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. NMI was formed to work with the private sector and state government to assess the role of maglev in the nation's transportation future. Future modifications by others of the models will also permit their use in evaluating high-speed rail (HSR) systems proposals. The cost model is composed of two separate but linked components: (1) Capital Costs and (2) Annual Operating and Maintenance (O&M) Costs. Technology and corridor variables can be input by the users, or, if specific information is not available, built in default values can be called upon. This report contains estimates of these default values for the Annual Operating and Maintenance Cost portion of the model.

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    Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Incorporated

    120 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02043

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, J A
    • Shirey, J C
    • Gilmore, J B
  • Publication Date: 1992-3-31


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Draft Interim Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS-57-89--D-00085
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2018 12:26PM