The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System is the first areawide rail rapid transit system to be built in the United States in 50 years. This system includes 71 miles of track, 34 stations, and such technological advancements as a regenerative braking system plus light, all aluminum cars designed for high acceleration and maximum speeds of 80 miles per hour. This study investigates the historical energy consumption of the BART System, estimates BART's energy consumption for ultimate design service levels (approximately twice the present level), and compares BART's energy consumption to that of other rail rapid transit systems and alternate modes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Burlingame, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Transportation Planning Assistance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Cohn, S G
    • Ellis, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WP-14-3-75, UMTA-CA-09-0025, UMTA-CA-09-0042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2003 12:00AM