Contracting Commuter Rail Services, Volume 1: Guidebook

This two-volume report presents guidance on the different approaches for providing commuter rail service. The report includes decision trees to assist public transportation agencies and other key stakeholders in determining how to implement commuter rail or evaluate changes in their approach to service delivery of an existing system. This volume provides an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of each potential approach for providing commuter rail service, including the primary functions for commuter rail delivery—train operations, dispatch, maintenance of way, and maintenance of equipment. Key system attributes are included as a part of the evaluation such as passenger miles, train miles, revenues, infrastructure ownership, and other appropriate criteria that could help the practitioner compare and assess the value of the various service approaches. The guidebook includes a decision tree analysis to assess local decisions, and discusses trends in contracting commuter rail services. Current trends for contracting commuter rail services and innovative approaches for contracting transportation services applicable to commuter rail are also presented.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 187p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01688143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309479936
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project G-14
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2018 3:43PM