SAN DIEGO LIGHT RAIL STORY

The paper discusses the San Diego project, which afforded a unique opportunity for implementation of a transit system with a minimum of capital investment. This opportunity was presented with the acquisition of the San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway. The total escalated capital cost for the project will be under 5 million per mile. This project represented a relatively low-risk investment strategy due to availability of right-of-way and the reliance on proven materials, equipment and techniques. The system will provide a more reliable and higher-speed service than other transit alternatives in the corridor. The project had a finite budget at the outset, therefore the necessity to build within the budget was mandatory.

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  • Pagination: p. 301-312

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM