COSTS OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION MODES
Data from previous studies are used in this study of metropolitan Washington, D.C., which presents conclusions based on a qualitative evaluation of full costs of urban transportation modes, and upon the extensive list of assumptions required to generate them. An estimate is made of the full costs of alternative transportation strategies on a comparable basis, with emphasis primarily on the line haul portion of the system. It is assumed that the important parameters (e.g. travel time) are subject to policy control that is necessary to achieve a satisfactory balance in usage between modes. Intermodal cost comparisons presented here include: long run average costs, peak-period costs, costs under conditions of high vehicle occupancy, and some low-cost marginal alternatives. The financing of urban transportation is discussed with special reference to pricing and subsidies, public versus private costs, participation by nonlocal governments, and probable cost to a typical resident.
University of Iowa, Iowa CityInstitute of Urban and Regional Research
Iowa City, IA USA 52242
- Lee Jr, D B
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics; Finance; Intermodal transportation; Line haul; Prices; Subsidies; Suburbs; Transportation; Transportation policy; Travel time; Urban transportation; Vehicle occupancy
- Old TRIS Terms: Line haul transport; Substitutes
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00167863
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper No. 14
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM