The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) sponsored this R&D Planning Project to develop an improved return on the investment in rail and construction technology research and development. The objective of the project is to apply existing industrial technology toward reducing the operating and capital costs of rail transit systems. To assist in the evaluation, a data base, generated primarily from published data, was used for estimating the present capital and operating costs of various transit system elements. An evaluation model was developed which considered the rate of deployment of the research and development project, potential benefits, development time, and cost. An outline of an evaluation methodology that considered benefits other than capital and operating cost savings was also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Rubenstein, L D
    • Land, J E
    • Deshpande, G
    • Dayman, B J
    • Warren, E H
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JPL-PUB-80-83 Final Rpt., UMTA-CA-06-0116-80-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80015
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM