SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED RAIL ADVANCED VEHICLE SERVICE. WORK UNIT II. RAIL COST ANALYSIS
The report presents cost data for evaluating the future role of improved high-speed rail passenger service. The costs presented here are at a level of detail which is sufficient for cost-benefit trade-off analysis between different levels of speed and service. Costs which are a function of speed are treated explicitly. Such costs include both capital investment and mantenance and operating costs for 80 mph and 120 mph operation. Each major area of railroad cost is treated to a level of detail which allows specific analysis of a corridor without dependence on generalized averages from other corridors. The application of the costs is demonstrated in an example of cost analysis of a specific corridor service. The example includes comparisons of the effects of speed and load factor.
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- Laughlin, M
- Publication Date: 1972-12
- Pagination: 127 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Costs; Intermodal terminals; Level of service; Maintenance; Operating costs; Passenger transportation; Railroad tracks; Rapid transit; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Services
- Geographic Terms: Florida; New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00091557
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20005
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM