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.
- See also report dated Dec 76, PB-264 527. Report on Automated Guideway Transit Technology Program.
Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA USA 91103
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Heft, R C
- Borden, C S
- Publication Date: 1977-4-30
- Pagination: 77 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Electric power; Electrical systems; Energy consumption; Propulsion; Revenues; Urban transportation; Vehicles
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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