Rail Transit Vehicles and Systems
Analysis of Capital Cost Elements and Their Effect on Operating Costs
- Analysis of light rail transit capital cost increase.
Collision Safety Improvements for Light Rail Vehicles Operating in Shared Right of Way Street Environments
- Study to investigate the potential for reducing injuries to automobile occupants struck by LRVs with the addition of appropriate front-end structures.
Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) Before/After Cost Effectiveness Study (March 2011) (PDF)
- This research report provides a narrative of that process, discusses issues particular to the Muni Metro system, and undertakes both a quantitative cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and a qualitative analysis of the project. It also analyzes two cases: the CBTC project as implemented and an alternative case representing a continuation of the conventional fixed-block signaling system.
Electronic Fare Collection Options for Commuter Railroads
- Research discusses technical and institutional issues and “lessons learned” related to the implementation of automated fare collection systems on commuter railroads in the United States.
Sharing of Track by Transit and Freight Railroads: Liability and Insurance Issues
SharpRAIL: Evaluation of Mobile WiMAX and Intelligent Video for Enhanced Rail Transit Safety