This paper analyzes the system characteristics and operating costs of pupil transportation systems in Texas, and describes the model for predicting operating costs in comparison to other models developed to predict the costs of urban transit. Because pupil transportation differs considerably from public transit in its system characteristics, absolute cost figures for pupil transportation in rural areas are an unreliable indicant of likely public transit costs. However, cost comparisions for pupil transportation between rural and urban areas provide some indication of the likely costs involved in rural as against urban public transit. The conclusion to be drawn from the data in this study is that the cost differential may not be as large as might be expected. For instance, operational costs in rural areas are only 23% higher than in central cities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Briggs, R
    • Venhuizen, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 20 Res. Memo.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1982 12:00AM