Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Yep, but they have no "visions", they don;t take enough drugs....
Author: BOB2
Date: 07-09-2019 - 05:09

Yeah, cost benefit analysis uses the same math as return on investment, which is how we should make more of these investment decisions, like the private sector does.

The part about markets and competitive rail systems is why and how rail works where it gets significant intercity and interregional travel market shares around the world.

This "real world" (the one where you and I are observed to make real travel choices based on time, cost, reliability) rail market travel demand "sweet spot", where you have a rail service in close and/or multiple "city pair" corridors, that are more time and cost competitive than than the auto travel alternative, actually "works" for a whole lot of folks, in a whole lot of places.

This rail passenger system model (based on the math of ROI and cost benefit, not on a fixation with "speed" at any cost) could work in Indiana, it could work on the Coastline, it works on LOSSAN, it works on the Capitols, it works on the San Joaquin's.

This rail passenger service model works because it fills a travel huge travel demand niche, with less costly to build and thus more affordable rail services for "consumers".

This rail passenger service investment model is not dependent on a "belief" in technologies, or on taking enough drugs to have "visions". We can actually measure this kind of "city pair to city pair" travel demand, and assess the various investment and cost tradeoffs, with which we can cost effectively meet various demand levels, and find more "optimal" choices. And, it looks like in some corridors, there is even a "profit" to be made from operating such rail services using this "math".

Those "evil" greedy capitalist's at Virgin may have no "vision" with their choice of a more cost effective technology, a "slower" form of "high speed rail", and some of these choices based on the stupid things, like the math of "return on investment". But, at least they're not a bunch of incompetent self serving political hacks, pissing away my tax dollars, like the "visionaries" at the CAHSRA "runaway money train" fiasco are doing.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit Joe Cullum 07-09-2019 - 00:58
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Yep, but they have no "visions", they don;t take enough drugs.... BOB2 07-09-2019 - 05:09
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Yep, but they have no "visions", they don;t take enough drugs.... FUD 07-09-2019 - 08:33
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit skeptic 07-09-2019 - 08:45
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit les 07-09-2019 - 09:30
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 09:53
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? clueless 07-09-2019 - 10:04
  Re: Clueless wants a "free ride".because it is even less than $3.00, right? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 10:11
  Re: Clueless wants a "free ride".because it is even less than $3.00, right? free tickets to paradise - I saw Eddi 07-09-2019 - 11:07
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? FUD 07-09-2019 - 11:55
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? build in bay area then 07-09-2019 - 12:13
  Re:What does the data on Portland and Denver say about cost per passenger and cost per passenger mile, then we'll discuss who should be "subsidized"? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 13:45
  Re: Re:What does the data on Portland and Denver say about cost per passenger and cost per passenger mile, then we'll discuss who should be "subsidized"? les 07-09-2019 - 14:03
  correction les 07-09-2019 - 14:13
  You should really take up a course on how to use the internet. Community Colleges offer courses on n 07-09-2019 - 14:15
  Re:Trimet has a 66% farebox recovery rate, not 45%, that's pretty good, but does not answer the question.. BOB2 07-09-2019 - 14:59
  Re: Re:Trimet Max has 46% farebox recovery rate accoording to the table??? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 16:09


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