"REVENUE AND COST ANALYSIS-TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO 41"

THE PURPOSE IS TO EXAMINE PAST RIDING, REVENUE, AND COST DATA, AND THE PRESENTLY EXISTING LEVEL OF REVENUES AND COSTS ON THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL RAILWAY (MUNI) AND ON THE ALAMEDA-COSTA TRANSIT SYSTEM. THE 53 MUNI ROUTE COMBINATIONS HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED INTO THREE BROAD CATEGORIES: (1) ARTERIAL ROUTES WHICH SERVE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, (2) CROSS-TOWN LINES WHICH CONNECT A NUMBER OF ARTERIALS, AND (3) FEEDER LINES WHICH BRING PASSENGERS TO ARTERIALS, OR SHUTTLE SERVICE. THE REVENUE PER MILE ON THE ARTERIALS IS 79found AS COMPARED WITH 54found PER MILE ON THE CROSS-TOWN LINES AND LESS THAN 35found PER MILE ON THE FEEDER AND SHUTTLE ROUTES. AGGREGATE OPERATING COSTS FOR THE MUNI SYSTEM IN THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1965, AMOUNTED TO $1.057 PER MILE FOR ALL TYPES OF SERVICE TOGETHER. BUS OPERATIONS REQUIRED A TOTAL COST OF $.931 AS COMPARED WITH A FIGURE OF $1.045 PER MILE FOR TROLLEY COACH, $1.15 FOR STREET CAR AND $4.986 FOR CABLE CAR OPERATIONS. THE POINT OF DEPARTURE FROM WHICH TO JUDGE THE IMPACT OF BARTD ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE EXISTING TRANSIT CARRIERS IS THE PRESENT PATTERN OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES ON THE ROUTES OF BOTH SYSTEMS. A STUDY HAS BEEN MADE OF THE DETAILED OPERATING EXPENSE ACCOUNTS LEADING TO A CLASSIFICATION OF EACH OPERATING EXPENSE ITEM WITHIN ONE OF SEVERAL CATEGORIES AS THE BASIS FOR ALLOCATION TO INDIVIDUAL LINES. A CONSIDERATION OF THE NATURE OF VARIOUS OPERATING COSTS RESULTED IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF FIVE ELEMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN USED TO ALLOCATE PARTICULAR EXPENSE ITEMS: (1) VEHICLE HOURS, (2) VEHICLE MILES, (3) PEAK VEHICLE NEEDS, (4) MILES OF LINE, AND (5) PASSENGER REVENUE. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simpson & Curtin, San Francisco

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  • Publication Date: 1966-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM