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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Institute of Urban and Regional Research
    Iowa City, IA  USA  52242
  • Authors:
    • Lee Jr, D B
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper No. 14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM