ESTIMATION OF THE OPERATING COST OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS

A new model has been presented for estimating the operating cost of a proposed mass transit system in an intermediate to long-range planning environment. The document is the final report on the development and implementation of scheduling, estimation and costing procedures for transportation planning. The project was sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) and has been closely related to the Urban Transportation Planning System (UTPS), a computer system developed by the Planning Methodology and Technical Support Division of UMTA to assist transportation planners in the analysis and costing of proposed transportation systems. The work presented was the outgrowth of the building of a cost model for UTPS based on actual vehicle schedules and accurate estimates of manpower requirements. This work includes a new cost model, procedures to form line schedules from UTPS input, vehicle schedules, and manpower estimates, and the development of computer program UCOST which is implemented within UTPS. The major goal of the work is the development of a cost model appropriate for long-range planning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    State University of New York, Stony Brook

    W. Averell Harriman College for Urban and Policy Sciences
    Stony Brook, NY  United States  11790

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BODIN, L D
    • Rosenfield, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WAHCUPS-UMTA-1-76 Final Rpt., UMTA-NY-11-0012-77-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM