In 1976, R. Travers Morgan were appointed by the South Australian Director-General of Transport to carry out a preliminary investigation of possible improvements to the method of bus costing. Recommendations included a further study covering basic costs, scheduling and marginal costs. This study has provided estimates of both current costs and the extra costs (or savings) associated with any changes in bus and tram operations in Adelaide. It shows variations in costs of operations during different periods of the day, different days of the week and for different routes. It also has developed computer programs to enable regular updating of basic costs from data routinely collected and manipulated within the State Transport Authority's computerised accounts system. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An appendix to the report includes a user's manual for those conducting bus cost analyses.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Australia Director General of Transport

    Victoria Square
    Adelaide, South Australia,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM