Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) Before and After Cost Study

Lea & Elliott will conduct an in-depth study of the cost effectiveness of implementing a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system at a selected US public transit agency. Using the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) Market Street (Metro) Tunnel CBTC application for the study also allows examining the effectiveness of a phased implementation, which in this case started with a limited take-over of the conventional train control system and eventually phased into fully automated control under CBTC.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Centolanzi, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Lea + Elliott

  • Principal Investigators:

    Martin, Charles

  • Start Date: 20090608
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100608
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22540

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464162
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TX-26-7005
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:37PM