AN ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS OF THE ROCK ISLAND COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE

This case-study of a major alternative analysis evaluation presents, in a more general perspective, an empirical analysis of the trade-offs between commuter rail and bus service. A series of alternative services were developed, ranging from complete rehabilitation to partial rehabilitation to total replacement of the Commuter Railroad by bus service. The alternatives were evaluated in terms of capital cost, operating deficit, user cost, social impact, environmental impact and operational feasibility. Based on these criteria, the report recommends a complete rehabilitation of the railroad, and a changing of the railroads downtown terminal. The report shows that no type of bus service (feeder to rapid transit, feeder to other commuter rail lines or express to the downtown) in this corridor can achieve the efficiencies that are associated with a rebuilt Rock Island Railroad.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority

    300 North State Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60610
  • Authors:
    • Permut, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No TR-76-09 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM