FORECASTING BUS TRANSIT OPERATING COSTS

The study deals with forecasting the cost of operating bus transit systems in U.S. cities. The primary objective is to develop a practical forecasting model for use by transit planners, i.e., a tool that will provide quantitative estimates (forecasts) of operating costs for any proposed bus transit system. The final product is a composite of several models, each of which forecasts a different component of operating cost. Total operating cost is found by simply summing the component forecasts. These models are based on data supplied by the American Public Transit Association, plus a direct industry survey, undertaken as part of the research effort. The four resource categories for which models are developed are driver labor, bus repair labor, fuel consumption, and oil consumption. A single model is developed for all other operating cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, Dept. of Business Logistics.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  USA  16802

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Department of Business Logisties
    University Park, PA  USA  16802
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, H G
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTI-7524, UMTA-PA-11-0010-77-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM