COMPARISON OF THE CAPITAL COSTS OF BUILDING BART AND FREEWAY AND BUS ALTERNATIVE

The cost of building the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is compared to that of a hypothetical feedway and bus alternative. The alternative was developed by drawing from State Highway Department plans for freeways that parallel the BART system within the same approximate corridors. The ability of both systems in Fiscal Year 1978 to move the overall daily use of the freeways is considerably higher than that of BART. When BART reaches its design capacity it will have the ability to move significantly more people during the peak hour than will the highway alternative, but overall it still will not be used as fully as the highway system. The highway alternative, including the cost of cars and buses, costs slightly less than BART in constant 1972 dollars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976, see also RRIS 26 148247.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • English, W
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper P&P-24 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM