RAIL MODERNIZATION BENEFITS ANALYSIS: IDENTIFICATION OF BENEFITS AND BENEFICIARIES. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report presents a three-level taxonomy of benefits which may result from urban rail transit modernization projects. The levels--system performance, effects on users and operators and effects on society--are successively more important and more complex. The report recommends focussing project evaluation at the second level of the taxonomy--i.e., an operator cost savings and traveler benefits due to rail modernization. Methods for predicting and evaluating benefits in these categories are presented. A parallel taxonomy of rail modernization beneficiaries is developed, focussing on the potential for capturing some of the monetary value of benefits to contribute to modernization costs. The report concludes that explicit benefit analysis is both desirable and feasible; that there are real prospects for beneficiary participation in financing rail modernization; and that additional studies are needed to develop a solid capability to predict rail improvement benefits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Consortium of Governmental Counselors, Inc

    1625 Hinman Avenue
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schofer, J L
    • Haefele, E T
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-06-0055 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: IL-06-0055
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM