COSTS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF A DUAL-MODE SYSTEM

This report represents a more detailed examination of two areas of a previous analysis on a Dual-Mode System as documented in 'Technical and cost considerations for urban applications of dual-mode transportation' (JPL, May 1972). It uses the technical and cost data of the previous report and employs the life-cycle cost approach. This report consists of two parts plus the Appendices: (1) An economic analysis, and (2) An energy consumption analysis. The economic analysis examines the present value life-cycle costs of the system for both public and semi-private ownership and presents the costs in terms of levelized required revenue per passenger mile. Two transit modes associated with a high-speed guideway system are included (pallets and command actuated passenger service (CAPS) vehicles). The energy consumption analysis considers the energy use of the various dual-mode vehicles by means of a detailed vehicle simulation program for the control policy and guideway system as described in the previous study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Dec 76, PB-264 527. Report on Automated Guideway Transit Technology Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91103

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heft, R C
    • Borden, C S
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0088-77-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AT-60008
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2002 12:00AM