Presentation on theme: "1 Vehicle Types Vehicle TypeFreeway Lane Capacity BusesLimited Capacity Bus Rapid Transit Medium/High Capacity Rail TransitHigh Capacity."— Presentation transcript:
1 Vehicle Types Vehicle TypeFreeway Lane Capacity BusesLimited Capacity Bus Rapid Transit Medium/High Capacity Rail TransitHigh Capacity
2 Buses Lower capital costs Flexible routes Variety of services – commuter, neighborhood, small area shuttles, tourist trolleys Service easy to start and change
3 Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles operate in both shared or exclusive roadway More flexible routing Urban and urban-suburban Faster travel times
4 Rapid Transit Light rail transit (LRT) Medium/high capacity Shared or separate roadway Heavy rail/Subway Urban and urban-suburban Exclusive tracks, grade-separated No at-grade crossings or mixed traffic Monorail Elevated tracks and station platforms, on columns Limited application in dense urban areas
5 Rapid Transit (continued) Commuter rail Operates on existing tracks Self-propelled electric or diesel Serves inter-urban commuters Characteristics of rapid transit Higher capital costs Much higher speed and capacity Unknown contingency costs – construction, right of way, project mitigation, grade separation, etc.
6 Vehicle Maintenance Maintenance important for quality and safe transit service Maintenance facilities and equipment required for all bus fleets
7 Future Transit Options Capital and Operating Costs Capital Cost per mile Operating Cost per passenger mile Implementation Time Operating Cost per Vehicle Hour Paratransit$1-2M75¢-$ years$10-70 Bus$1-3M30¢-80¢1+ years$ Bus Rapid Transit$1-50M25¢-75¢1 – 5+ years$50-90 Commuter/Regional Rail$5-25M25¢-45¢2+ years$ LRT$20-125M20¢-95¢5+ years$ Monorail$75-150M 30¢-45¢ 7+ years$ Heavy Rail/Subway$ M 25¢-60¢ 10+ years$