EVALUATION OF RAIL RAPID TRANSIT AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE IN THE URBAN COMMUTER MARKET
The study analyzes and evaluates public transportation alternatives for serving the commuter market. The two main alternatives, rail rapid transit and integrated express bus service, are analyzed from the standpoint of full costs (both supplier and user time costs). User time costs of the two alternatives are roughly equal; however, the supplier costs of the integrated bus service are much lower than those of rail rapid transit. Quantitative data on fuel consumption and emissions are presented, and the effects of political, regulatory, and institutional constraints are discussed.
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- Boyd, J H
- ASHER, N J
- WETZLER, E S
- Publication Date: 1973-10
- Pagination: 267 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Analysis; Bus transit; Buses; Commuting; Competition; Cost engineering; Cost estimating; Costs; Estimates; Evaluation; Exhaust gases; Express buses; Fuel consumption; Legislation; Market surveys; Passenger service; Politics; Public transit; Rapid transit; Regulations; Transportation modes; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00154045
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI/10-77/11 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-20019
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM