The paper describes a study conducted in Adelaide to develop a method of estimating the cost of bus services for planning studies. The study was in four sections. First a set of unit cost rates was established which related to the resources deployed within the bus system. Second, a method was produced to ascertain the level of each resource needed to operate any given future bus service. Third, the marginal costs of extra buses operating for different periods of the day were developed and fourth, the average costs of the existing bus routes were determined. The method planned to maintain up-to-date cost rates and resource estimates is also described. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Atack, M J
    • Keal, P D
    • STARRS, M M
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00183624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM