Evaluation of Truck and Bus Automation Scenarios: Operations Cost Analysis

The primary objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the costs of an automated bus transit system (ABUS) with the costs of conventional transit alternatives, such as light rail and bus on a dedicated right-of-way. In addition, the costs of an automated freight transportation system (Truck-AHS) were compared with the costs of conventional freight transportation alternatives. These included adding a conventional lane to the existing configuration, adding a dedicated lane for use by conventional trucks to the existing system, and intermodal rail. In the ABUS and Truck-AHS cases, the benefits and costs were assessed from a societal perspective. In the AHS-truck, conventional trucking, and intermodal rail system, comparisons were made based on shipping rates.

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    San Jose State University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA  United States  95192-0083

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Botha, Jan L
    • Day, Jennifer E
    • Adibhatla, Nagabhargavi
  • Publication Date: 2004-8


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  • Accession Number: 01044848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-25
  • Contract Numbers: TO 4236
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2007 6:43PM