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.
- Sponsoring agency is UMTA, DOT.
Polytechnic Institute of New YorkDepartment of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY USA 11201
- Goldstein, L
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 187 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train control; Automatic train operation; Benefit cost analysis; Computer programs; Economic analysis; Rapid transit; Simulation
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- 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