Benefits of Transit Investments

This is a congressionally mandated study to compare the net benefits of transit New Starts investments against the benefits of rebuilding or rehabilitating existing infrastructure. The important issues of this "Newbuild versus Rebuild" study is the involvement of older and more complex transit systems with infrastructure that may be 100 years old, i.e., New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The study will use benefits assessment methodology based on a benefits framework for public transit service, which categorizes benefits according to the three public policy roles of transit: basic mobility, congestion relief, and quality of life. The critical question that will be addressed is whether the benefits of New Starts investments can be compared, one-on-one, with the benefits of rebuilding or rehabilitating existing infrastructure. The analysis will take place on two levels: macro level, using aggregate National Transit Data; and micro level, involving discussions with five selected older transit systems.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $198900.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Marx, Paul

    • Performing Organizations:

      Charles River Associates, Incorporated

      200 Clarendon Street, John Hancock Tower
      Boston, MA  United States  02116
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lewis, D

    • Start Date: 20010400
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20020400
    • Source Data: RiP Project 6033

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459470
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MA-26-6004
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:04PM