ANALYSIS OF BART CAPITAL COSTS

BART, the 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit System, serving San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and their suburbs, is the first regional-scale rapid transit system to open in the United States in over 50 years. This report is one of a series assessing the impact of BART on transportation and travel in the Bay Area. The report documents the capital costs of BART and its components and analyzes the difference between the actual capital cost of the System ($1,636 million) and the cost predicted by the 1962 planning report ($994 million). The apparent 65% cost overrun is shown to be explained almost entirely by (1) increases in scope, (2) inflation at higher rates than anticipated, and (3) inflation associated with delays to the construction schedule.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., San Francisco, CA. Report on BART Impact Program, Public Policy Project. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    400 El Camino Real South
    San Mateo, CA  United States  94402

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • DAVIDSON, N
    • Merrick, F
    • SHERRET, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-WP-40-3-77
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM