Light Rail Developers Handbook Lewis Lesley

ISBN: 9781604270488

Published: April 25th 2011

Hardcover

267 pages


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Light Rail Developers Handbook  by  Lewis Lesley

Light Rail Developers Handbook by Lewis Lesley
April 25th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 267 pages | ISBN: 9781604270488 | 3.65 Mb

This unique book is for anyone interested in how to justify and build light rail systems in the age of limited resources and green technologies. The historical introduction addresses how many of the problems faced by light rail promoters and plannersMoreThis unique book is for anyone interested in how to justify and build light rail systems in the age of limited resources and green technologies.

The historical introduction addresses how many of the problems faced by light rail promoters and planners are not new and how existing solutions can be used to save time and money. The planning chapter explains the process of route identification on the basis of travel patterns and maximizing modal switch followed by the engineering chapter that shows how the costs of infrastructure, equipping and commissioning a new light rail system build up. The economic evaluation chapter shows promoters how each line can be assessed for viability, comparing the capital cost of construction with expected revenue, including sensitivity to different fares, market conditions, and operating costs.

In conclusion, the book reviews how to keep a light rail system attractive to riders and investors after opening.



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