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.Mechanic and servicing labor rates that are compatible with agency or local wage rates will be specified by users for use in determining mechanical maintenance wage costs for each vehicle type. In the software screens, a default averageanbsp;...
|Title||:||Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles|
|Author||:||Littleton C. MacDorman|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 2000|