This User's Guide explains the accompanying Small Transit Vehicle economics (STVe) model - a tool designed for transit planners and others making decisions about the purchase of small transit vehicles for different services and operating environments. The computerized STVe model is based on the principles of engineering economics and allows the user to assess whether it makes economic sense to invest in a particular type of vehicle, based on user-defined inputs. The User's Guide describes how to run the model and interpret its results. The STVe model and User's Guide will be of interest to transit operators, planners, policy makers, and others concerned with the costs associated with implementing small transit vehicle service in the United States.

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    • This publication is accompanied by a disk containing the economic model STVe (Small Transit Vehicle economics), which operates on an IBM PC-compatible computer with Microsoft (registered trademark) EXCEL for Windows 95 (or higher versions) and a color monitor. You will need to have 1.4 megabytes free space on your hard drive to install STVe. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    Transportation Research Board

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    KFH Group, Incorporated

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    Littleton C MacDorman

    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Laidlaw Transit Services, Incorporated

    Arlington, VA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 61
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309066557
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project B-14 FY '97
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2000 12:00AM