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Transportation -- Planning

1984

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Cost Effectiveness Of Articulated Buses When Passenger Time Is Treated As A Cost, Anthony M. Rufolo Aug 1984

Cost Effectiveness Of Articulated Buses When Passenger Time Is Treated As A Cost, Anthony M. Rufolo

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

As the difference between fares and costs has increased over time, transit agencies have searched for ways to cut the cost of service. One method that is now being tried by some transit properties these buses there is a is the use of articulated buses. The larger size of allows one driver to serve more passengers. Thus, trade-off between higher capital costs for the bus and lower labor costs per passenger mile in operation. Hence, the use of the articulated bus appears to be a move toward greater labor productivity by increasing the capital-intensiveness of transit.

The conclusion that articulated ...