NONTECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN URBAN TRANSIT: A COMPARISON OF SOME ALTERNATIVES

Transit alternatives, including conventional technology used in innovative ways, are compared on the basis of full costs (capital and operating costs plus user time costs). Bus wagon jitneys are estimated to have lower full costs than conventional buses for short-haul, low-density residential collection or inner-city circulation, particularly at higher travel time values. Rail rapid transit has much higher full costs than express bus for suburban CBD commuters. Rail's much higher capital and operating costs buy virtually identical user time costs for the entire commuter trip. /GMRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Boyd, J H
    • ASHER, N J
    • WETZLER, E S
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00183115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2002 12:00AM