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    Mass Transit Cost Comparisons

    I realize there are a lot of variables involved, but is there any good resource that compares general estimates of capital and operating costs of various types of mass transit (subway, light rail, bus, monorail, PRT, etc.)?

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    Cyburbian jordanb's avatar
    May 2003
    City of Low Low Wages!
    Somebody could come up with a number but it'd be total bull****. Every system is differnt. Costs depend on things like union contracts, congestion, fare systems, age of system, and all manner of other things that have nothing to do with if it's light rail or subway.

    If you really want to generate a bull****, meaningless number, check out the National Transit Database: http://www.ntdprogram.com

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    Cyburbian nuovorecord's avatar
    Dec 2003
    Portland, Oregon
    Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute) has done a lot of work in this area. His website is www.vtpi.org. I think you'll find specifically what you're looking for here.
    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

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