CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND EXPANSION OF THE CHICAGO RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

Construction, maintenance and operating costs are discussed under the following headings: total capital cost- construction, vehicles, support facilities, staging, difficult construction, right of acquisition, and demolition of acquisition, and demolition of old facilities; annual operating and maintaining cost, and capital cost required to keep existing facilities open. Construction cost estimates for conventional 2-track rail rapid transit are expressed as per mile costs exclusive of stations. The construction types covered are tunnel, cut and cover, elevated, at-grade, and depressed. The vehicle cost is $456,000 per rapid transit car. The annual operating costs are calculated on a per vehicle-mile basis and include vehicle maintenance, fuel andpower, reserve for injuries and damages, labor-operators and trainmen, and fixed costs. The costs of keeping in operation the existing transit structures, stations and bus routes are also reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority

    Planning and Development Department, P.O. Box 2858
    Chicago, IL  United States  60654
  • Authors:
    • Permut, H
    • Zimring, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-75-02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1981 12:00AM