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.
- Proceedings of the Special Conference-Broadening Horizons, Transp and Dev Around the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 21-23, 1980.
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- COIL, J A
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: p. 301-312
- TRT Terms: Capital investments; Light rail transit; Railroad facilities; Relocation (Facilities); Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: San Diego (California)
- Old TRIS Terms: Urban railroad relocation
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00325883
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM