Picking Up the Tab: Compensation for Fixed-Facility Disruption
planning - route design, mode - bus, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail, mode - tram/light rail, mode - mass transit, mode - bus rapid transit
United States, Trolleybuses, Trolley cars, Trolley buses, Transit operating agencies, Transit lines, Transit, Trams, Service disruptions, Public transit lines, Public transit, Mass transit lines, Mass transit, Local transit, Light rail transit, Fixed routes, Cost accounting, Compensation, Case studies, Bus rapid transit
The emergence of light rail transit and other fixed-facility operations (including electric trolleybus and bus rapid transit) on public thoroughfares has grown substantially over the past 30 years. Few transit agencies, however, have sufficient internal policies to govern the disruption of fixed-facility operations. Further, few transit agencies have the experience that would allow them to abstract, for example, line loss from propulsion power. This paper establishes current practices in the United States and uses a case study example. The example illustrates that effective cost accounting can positively offset the disruption in service.
Silkunas, Steven, (2006). Picking Up the Tab: Compensation for Fixed-Facility Disruption. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1955, pp 62-68.