The System for Analysis and Administration of Deficits in Buses allows the evaluation of the profitability in public transportation and the calculation of operational deficits under different input prices, incentives and fares. The system is sensitive to the route characteristics and is able to carry out analyses at a national level for a group of routes or simply for one route. Another characteristic is the utilization of policy variables for the definition of alternatives for financing public transportation and the existence of a module for the calculation or administration of deficits for each bus owner. The final results of the system show the costs of operation under conditions of preferential prices as well as market prices. This information can be used for calculating the indirect subsidies that the bus owners might receive through preferential prices for the inputs. The system also estimates income, secured returns, and deficits for each route and group of routes. The methodology is especially appropriate for those countries that do not have routine procedures for collecting information on the costs of operation. The AUTOBUS system was developed for an IBM-PC computer using FRAMEWORK III and dBase III software. The report is written in English and in Spanish. The Spanish version contains the complete computer programs and six appendices not included in the English translations of the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

    P.O. Box 1663
    Los Alamos, NM  United States  87545
  • Authors:
    • Foncesca, M G
  • Publication Date: 1991-8


  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LA-12178-MS
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM