Technical Reports

Fully Allocated Cost of Rail Passenger Service Between New York and Washington

  • 30
  • Jul
  • 1971
AUTHOR: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT-FR-00025
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Passenger Train Service Cost, Evaluation, Metroliner
ABSTRACT: This report presents the results of Peat, Marwick, Mitchel & Co.’s Phase II study and three special studies performed under contract No. DOT-FR-0025 in order to determine the fully allocated costs of specified passenger train services offered by the Penn Central Transportation Company between New York, New York and Washington, D.C. Phase I of the study determines the fully allocated cost during 1968 of the operation of 46 Penn Central trains selected by DOT. Phase II determines the fully allocated cost of the coach and parlor car service on 51 conventional passenger trains and 14 Metroliners operating between New York and Washington in 1970. Phase III projects the fully allocated cost that would have resulted if Metroliner equipment were used in place of conventional equipment on all of the studied trains in 1970.

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