CE Charts for BVUE Council MOU Nov 7 2011

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CE Charts for BVUE Council MOU Nov 7 2011

  1. 1. MERCER SLOUGH
  2. 2. SUMMARY BASED ON BALAKER REFERENCE: COST RESULTS BENEFIT RESULTSLIGHT RAIL STARTUP COSTS 3 TIMES OVERALL TRAFFIC CONGESTIONAN EQUIVALENT BUS RAPID TRANSIT IS VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED BYSYSTEM (BRT). LIGHT RAIL.TRANSIT OPERATING TAX SUBSIDIES, THE % OF AUTO TRIPS ISON A PER PASSENGER MILE BASIS, PREDICTABLY UNCHANGED BYARE 120 TIMES LARGER THAN BRT THE ADDITION OF LIGHT RAIL.TOTAL, FINAL $$ ARE TYPICALLY TOTAL COMMUTER TRIP TIME ISMULTIPLES OF THE ORIGINAL $$ - - OFTEN UNCHANGED AND EVENDUE TO UNDERESTIMATES OF COST INCREASED FOR USERS OFAND OVERESTIMATES OF RIDERSHIP. LIGHT RAIL.BASED ON PREDICTORS SUCH AS SINCE AUTO RIDERSHIP ISPOPULATION DENSITY, SEATTLE- UNCHANGED, AUTO POLLUTIONBELLEVUE LIGHT RAIL WOULD NOT LEVELS ARE SIMILARLYBE SUCCESSFUL. UNAFFECTED

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