I came across this excellent analysis from the Transport Politic showing an apples to apples comparison of dozens of premium transit capital expansion projects. As we already know, heavy rail comes in at the top of the most expensive projects, but light rail and commuter rail are much cheaper than some believe. These costs are comparable, and in some cases cheaper per mile of construction, than a BRT alternative. (And remember these technologies carry more passengers at the same cost of operations and maintenance over time).
Could this be a little motivation to take a second look at implementing parts of the People’s Transportation Plan with some combination of heavy rail/light rail/ and commuter rail? It’s not too late….
|Public Transit Capital Projects (via the Transport Politic)
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