COMPARISON OF BUSWAY AND LIGHT RAIL MODES

Much has been offered to convince decision makers that busways are the least costly of fixed-guideway services in medium-density urban corridors. Until recently, these claims could be questioned but not refuted because a thorough analysis of comparable busway and light rail transit (LRT) systems did not exist. However, such a work was completed in late 1974. The Rochester, New York, Charlotte-Henrietta corridor studies are a detailed busway-versus-LRT mode comparison for a specific corridor. The studies show that, although LRT and busway investment costs are similar for equal facilities, LRT exhibits substantial operating costs, operation, and service advantages.

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    • Morris Jr, William H
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 50-61
  • Monograph Title: Light rail transit
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  • Accession Number: 00129811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM