This User's Guide explains the accompanying Small Transit Vehicle economics (STVe) model - a tool designed for transit planners and others making decisions about the purchase of small transit vehicles for different services and operating environments. The computerized STVe model is based on the principles of engineering economics and allows the user to assess whether it makes economic sense to invest in a particular type of vehicle, based on user-defined inputs. The User's Guide describes how to run the model and interpret its results.federal transit funding programs to reduce or eliminate operating assistance, while maintaining funding for capital may increase the incentives for systems to buy vehicles with a long life a unless the differences in maintenance and fuel costsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles|
|Author||:||Littleton C. MacDorman|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 2000|