REDUNDANCY IN PUBLIC TRANSIT. VOLUME II: THE PROFITS OF COMPETITION IN PUBLIC TRANSIT
This 4-volume study examines the problem of redundancy/duplication of transit services in the San Francisco Bay Area Transit System. Volume II investigates the organizational form and style of operations of the Bay Area transit modes. The first section of this report poses 3 broad questions--(1) self-sufficiency of Bay Area transit modes--to what extent are they able to cover operating costs; (2) organizational question--what would be the consequences of merging BART and AC Transit; and (3) feeder service to BART question--what is the best level of providing such a service. The analysis resulting from the considerations provide some numerical answers to the what-if questions posed, and the major conclusions are translated into tentative answers to the policy questions. The author concludes that, if both BART and AC Transit were to operate as profit maximizers, they would deliberately offer a variety of different services; hence attract more riders.
- See also Volume 1, PB81-194334, and Volume 3, PB81-194359. Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania Univ., PA. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E99, PB81-194326.
University of California, BerkeleyInstitute of Urban and Regional Development
Berkeley, CA United States 94720
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Viton, P A
- Publication Date: 1980-8
- Pagination: 98 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Competition; Coordination; Economic efficiency; Level of service; Mergers; Metropolitan areas; Operating costs; Passenger service; Rapid transit; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Services
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00337926
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-11-0001-81-2Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM