CRITICAL DECISIONS IN THE RAPID TRANSIT PLANNING PROCESS

This paper shows how financial, attitudinal, and physical factors influence decisions on whether to build a rapid transit facility and how much to build. The authors discuss the need for a more rigorous planning process that will discriminate among projects considered for financial assistance. They note the inadequacies of aggregate criteria and suggest that cost per passenger mile (kilometer) is a useful but incomplete measure. Results of benefit-cost analysis for major systems are compared, and specifications are suggested to increase the usefulness of such an analysis. Standardized estimates of benefits and costs, although inadequate in insolation, can make a useful contribution to the analysis process.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 33-43
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024676
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM