ON THE ECONOMICS OF RAPID-TRANSIT OPERATIONS

This paper develops and estimates a new cost function for rapid-rail properties in the United States and Canada. Its advantage over previously developed cost models lies in its being an approximation to an arbitrary cost function, and thus not subject to the restrictions inherent in other models. The characterization of the industry that emerges from this work differs in important respects from that previously reported. An application to Bay Area Rapid Transit system is also discussed.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Viton, P A
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

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  • Accession Number: 00331490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM