COSTING OF BUS OPERATIONS. AN INTERIM REPORT OF THE BRADFORD BUS STUDY

The need for a more detailed breakdown of bus costing is recognized, as the financing of bus operations becomes more difficult. This report first investigates the following:- (i) which services are profitable and which make a loss? (ii) what is the net cost of providing bus services at different hours of the day? (iii) what are the costs of carrying additional passengers? The remainder of this report is in three main parts: (1) chapters 2-5: an analysis of the 1972/73 expenditure of Bradford City Transport. (ii) chapters 6-8: the application of three different methods of cost allocation to the 1972/73 expenditure of Bradford City Transport. The three methods are: (a) average costing (b) route costing (c) marginal costing (iii) chapter 9: an analysis of the 1972/73 average and marginal costs of carrying passengers on the Bradford City Transport Bus Network. The report concludes with proposals for the use of this cost information during forthcoming stages of the Bradford bus study. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Travers Morgan (R) and Partmers

    London,   England 

    West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council

    Bishop Garth, Westfield Road
    Wakefield,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM