During the 1970's and particularly over the past three years, the State Transport Authority Bus and Tram Division (STA) has more than doubled its fleet of vehicles to over 700. Over this period, the cost of operating the metropolitan bus services has increased more rapidly than the revenue earned so that there is now an overall deficit. The study provides estimates of both current costs and the extra costs (or savings) associated with any changes in bus and tram operations in Adelaide. It shows variations in costs of operations during different periods of the day, different days of the week and for different routes. Computer programs have also been developed to enable regular updating of the basic costs from data routinely collected and manipulated within the STA's computerized accounts system. One final addition to the work originally proposed was the extension of the marginal costing section beyond a costing of a selection of possible idealized services.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with R. Travers Morgan Pty. Ltd.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Australia Director General of Transport

    Victoria Square
    Adelaide, South Australia,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2003 12:00AM