Estimation of operating and maintenance costs for transit systems

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U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Distributed in cooperation with Technology Sharing Program , Washington, D.C
Bus lines -- United States -- Cost of operation., Buses -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Costs., Local transit -- United States -- Cost of operation., Local transit -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- C
Statementprepared by KPMG Peat Marwick.
ContributionsKPMG Peat Marwick., Technology Sharing Program (U.S.), United States. Federal Transit Administration.
LC ClassificationsHE4451 .E87 1993
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Estimationof Operatingand MaintenanceCostsfor TransitSystems FinalReport December Preparedby KPMGPeatMarwick LeesburgPike,Suite Vienna,Virginia Preparedfor FederalTransitAdministration OfficeofGrantsManagement mentofTransportation Washington,D.C DistributedinCooperationwith TechnologySharingProgram.

Estimation of operating and maintenance costs for transit systems. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration: Distributed in. framework for assessing current transit agency operating costs and tools to predict future costs and is presented in three parts.

Part 1 Estimation of operating and maintenance costs for transit systems book the fundamentals of transit operating costs and discusses what drives them.

Using real-world examples, part 2 looks at the impact of component costs on an agency’s bottom line to help managers. Bus Transit Operating Costs Cost per Vehicle-Mile = S PBR S = Number of Buses in Maximum Service.

PBR = Peak Buses/Off-peak Buses Unit Op. Cost by System Size and PBR – Table Average Capital and Operating Costs by City Size – Tables – materials and supplies, utilities, and other day‐to‐day expenses incurred in running a transit system.

In general, the steps of the O&M cost estimating process are: 1. Develop methodology for estimating O&M costs; 2.

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Develop appropriate cost model(s) to evaluate alternatives; Size: 1MB. The economic interpretation of this estimate of "a" is that it costs roughly $, per mile of single track annually to operate a rapid transit system without any traffic.

These are the "fixed" components of maintenance and other operating costs and do not include any capital or depreciation costs. – Operating and Maintenance Cost Methodology WESTSIDE SUBWAY EXTENSION Decem Page OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COST METHODOLOGY This chapter provides a summary of the O&M cost methodology developed for the Westside Subway Extension.

The methodology for estimation of O&M costs, which is the. WSDOT Cost Estimating Manual for Projects M Page i April Foreword WSDOT’s vision is to be the best at providing a sustainable and integrated multimodal transportation system.

Its mission is to provide and support safe, reliable, and cost-effective. 7 Total Transit Funding, Passenger Fare Revenue, Public Transit System Overview Total Number of Systems, Number of Modes Operated, Rail Openings Comparative Operating Costs Among Modes 27 Transit Spending and Contracting Vehicle Maintenance (Millions) 3, 1, 1, 7, Types of Maintenance Costs PROD MEST-3 Types of Maintenance Costs Deeeop eto et esovelopment of next Version CoCo ect o o ast e s orrection of last Version Appreciable because fI tA l i Hardly predictable CtiMit Maintenance Management of Impact Analysis Adaptive Maintenance Enhancive Maint.

Perfective Maint. Corrective Maintenance. Read PDF Operating And Maintenance Cost Estimating Guideline Operating And Maintenance Cost Estimating Guideline As recognized, adventure as with ease as experience nearly lesson, amusement, as skillfully as pact can be gotten by just checking out a books operating and maintenance cost estimating guideline after that it is not directly done, you could agree to even more regarding this life.

maintenance costs associated with embedded rail, and lower costs associated with train control systems (due to in-street running). TSP maintenance – The Arterial BRT unit cost will be used for TSP maintenance (i.e., $2, per intersection with TSP).

Yard Maintenance Costs – The Robert Street LRT cost model assigns $ detailed Metro Transit bus and LRT O&M costs, will be leveraged for estimating most costs for the Gateway AA.

The Bottineau Transitway Operating and Maintenance Cost Methodology Memo (February ) was transmitted to the FTA, as was the follow-up Bottineau Transitway Operating and Maintenance Cost Report in January Receipt of. Operating and Maintenance Costs for Rail Rapid Transit. The prediction of operating and maintenance costs for rail rapid transit systems is treated from two different approaches.

A detailed model for estimating those operating and maintenance costs associated with vehicle operation was developed as part of a procedure to optimize rapid transit car design. Administration (FTA) guidelines and an overview of the typical structure of cost estimating equations. Section 3 presents methodology used to estimate Metro Transit’s annual bus operating expenses for the project alternatives.

Section 4 presents methodology used to estimate the annual O&M expenses of Metro Transit’s light rail system. A new model has been presented for estimating the operating cost of a proposed mass transit system in an intermediate to long-range planning environment.

The document is the final report on the development and implementation of scheduling, estimation and. Most procedures for estimating the operating costs of proposed mass transit systems are called unit cost models.

Unit cost models are of the form Operating cost= f A(i)[Level of causal factor (i)] (I) where the causal factor is a physical characteristic of the system (such as total vehicle kilometers, total ve­.

vehicle maintenance and operating costs. These costs are based on the FTA National Transit Database and are averages forthe last year published. Although your table slightly overstates the total OPEX, it is within a reasonable range for estimates of probable operating and maintenance costs valued in dollars.

Main points of this article: In wealthy countries, transit operating cost is mostly the cost of labor. This is usually around 70% of the total cost of operations. So: Smaller buses are not much cheaper to operate, unless you pay the driver less.

Faster service can cost less to operate, because drivers are paid by [ ]. Mark J.

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Kaiser, in Decommissioning Forecasting and Operating Cost Estimation, Operating cost represents the major expenditures late in field life, and opportunities may exist to reduce operating expense. The number of staff assigned to a facility may be reduced, or maintenance budgets may be cut or delayed.

In some cases, operations may be consolidated to achieve better transport and. Operations and Maintenance: Introduction to the Cost Estimating Software System Spreadsheet Job Aid Timothy Harvey Chief WASO-PFMD National Park Service Elizabeth A.

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Dodson Training Manager WASO-PFMD National Park Service Jeri Mihalic Training Coordinator WASO-PFMD National Park Service February Completed in accordance with Task Agreement NO. 23 LITERATURE SUMMARY The literature on track maintenance costs in this review touches on four points: â ¢ Track maintenance costs can be viewed as investments to leverage the benefits of advancing technology, with benefits to system performance and costs as well as to track maintenance unit costs.

â ¢ Rail transit maintenance costs are. The purpose of this report is to present the estimated annual operating and maintenance (O&M) costs for the design year operation of the Long Beach - Los Angeles (LB-LA) light rail transit (LRT) Line and of the combined LB-LA and Century LRT Lines.

The O&M cost estimate. Transit agencies usually pay for the full cost of each bus up front, rather than borrowing money as people often do when they buy a car. The federal government pays much of the costs for bus purchases, with the rest of the funds coming from states, local government agencies, and local transit systems.

Since there is rarely any debt service, the purchase cost of a bus per year is equal to the. Budgeting for Maintenance: A Behavior-Based Approach By Sam McNair, PE, CMRP, Life Cycle Engineering Page 3 of 7 When looking at maintenance costs, the most important concept that you must remember is that your organization’s behaviors change the resulting cost numbers.

Forcing the cost numbers will not change behavior. “Managing Operating Costs for Rural and Small Urban Public Transit Systems” The guidebook is a resource for rural and small urban transit agency managers to use in better understanding, predicting, and managing operational costs.

Doing so can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of public transit in the community served. of Euro per passenger-kilometer. The average operating & maintenance costs for all the other systems (AGT/LRT; Bus, Metro and Commuter rail systems) are 70 % more expensive to operate than for the PRT system.

Conclusion: A Personal Rapid Transit system is more than 40 % cheaper than traditional Light Rail systems in operating costs. ReFeRenCes American Association of State Highway and Transporta­ tion Officials. Practical Guide to Cost Estimat­ ing.

Washington, D.C. American Public Transportation Association. Architectural and Engineering Design for a Transit Operating and Maintenance Facility. and below-grade) to identify these associated costs, including maintenance of way, vertical circulation, HVAC, etc., where necessary.

Along with off-board fare collection and fare inspection costs, these facilities costs will be added to the cost-per-service-hour calculation to estimate the full cost of an ST3 BRT system that would.

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Operations & Maintenance Costs Report DEIS/DEIR Draft Page 2 Freeway (SR) is located east of the Project area.

Methods of Estimating Costs Accounting Allocate expense categories to services provided using: Detailed cost data from accounting systems Activity data from operating MIS Engineering Knowledge of technology (possibly new technology) and operating capabilities Prices of inputs Econometric Knowledge of total costs for a varied set of firms or.

All metro rail systems across the U.S.—which include heavy rail, such as subways and elevated trains, and light rail, which operates at street level—reported operating at a loss in These.The data presented contemplate BRT systems (Bus Rapid Transit - median-aligned and segregated bus lanes, pre-board fare collection, and platform-level boarding) and bus priority systems: cities with dedicated bus lanes, but without some of the elements of a BRT.