Rail Transit

Mass Transit & Mass: Densities Needed to Make Transit Investments Pay Off


This study examined factors that are associated with cost-effective transit investments. By “cost-effective” we mean projects with low capital cost per rider on an annual basis. To address this question, we obtained data for 59 transit investments—33 light-rail (LRT), 23 heavy rail (HR), and four bus rapid transit (BRT) systems— across 19 metropolitan areas in … Continued

Bus to Rail: a Crucial Link


UCTC Policy Brief 2013-03: When cities and regions examine which transit options provide the best access at the lowest price—for operators as well as riders—rail is commonly found to be less cost-effective than bus rapid transit (BRT) or ordinary buses. However, most investigations to date have assumed that riders walk to transit stops, and these … Continued