An approach is presented which estimates operating costs based on accurate estimates of the underlying physical characteristics of the system. This approach can be transferred among systems without loss of accuracy and is an extremely fast computational approach. The cost model produces estimates of worker requirements over the day and actual vehicle schedules for the proposed systems. The model separates operating costs of proposed multimodel transportation system into 15 categories. Each category is either a financial accounting and reporting elements (FARE) category, an aggregation of FARE categories, or part of a FARE category. Although costs for many of the categories are based on unit cost, the cost for several cost categories are based on temporal characteristics of the vehicle schedule and crew estimates. These cost categories constitute most of the operating costs for transit systems. Procedures are described for determining the costs of the cost categories. Manpower and vehicle requirements are discussed and the operating cost model is described.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-30
  • Monograph Title: Elements in the transportation planning and programming process in the public forum
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026830
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM