AN EVALUATION OF MAKING RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS ACCESSIBLE TO HANDICAPPED PERSONS. A NATIONAL SUMMARY OF COST ESTIMATES

Section 321 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978 required this study of rendering rail transit and commuter systems accessible to handicapped persons. Estimates of capital and operating costs were developed for rapid transit, light-rail and commuter rail modes, along with estimates of the demand for such service on light-rail and commuter operations and the benefits of such accessibility. An increased ridership of 0.6 percent was estimated annually for commuter and light-rail modes with costs per trip ranging from $3 to more than $50 and the average between $10 and $40. Operators predicted operating and capital costs of up to $11.4 billion over 50 years; a consultant estimated about half this amount.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM