Many transit systems currently develop cost estimates as part of their bus service planning process. The systems use a wide variety of cost estimation techniques, and no single technique is accepted as more accurate or reliable than others. To assist these systems, the Office of Planning Assistance of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, has initiated a study of cost estimation techniques for bus service planning. The purpose of this study is to develop a manual of costing procedures that will enable transit systems to accurately estimate the incremental cost of planned service changes. This document is the first Interim Report from the study and it includes a review of existing cost estimation techniques and an evaluation of applicability of these techniques to the service planning process.

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    Simpson and Curtin, Incorporated

    1405 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cherwony, W
    • Gleichman, G
    • Porter, B
  • Publication Date: 1981-5

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  • Pagination: 117 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00346036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-9014-81-1Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM