AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF TRAIN CONTROL

This report represents the completion of project which deals with the economics of rapid transit train control. Information dealing with rapid transit control systems from all parts of the world is used for the development of a computer program to analyze costs of an automatic vs. manual train control system. The Train Control Analysis Program (TCAP) utilizes actual data from a rapid transit operator. This data can be from an existing manual system which is considering automation, or it may be a system in the planning phases, which is trying to determine the proper transit control to utilize. Once the data has been entered through the computer terminal keyboard, an analysis is made. The program operates in a time sharing mode so that it is very convenient to change certain input parameters and observe the corresponding analysis immediately. This program can be used to determine what the above benefits may cost in relation to a less sophisticated system. The results of this analysis may be used in the decision making process of selecting an adequate control system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsoring agency is UMTA, DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201
  • Authors:
    • Goldstein, L
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0009-74-3Res. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NY-11-0009
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1982 12:00AM