TrafficTruth.net guru Ron Sifen deciphers GDOT’s report on Connect Cobb – Northwest Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis.
I have been talking about huge cost differentials for different kinds of transit for a long time. This report confirms how extreme these differentials are. (Please note that Cobb presented national averages, and not Cobb-specific cost projections for this corridor.)
Costs to build:
* Light rail: $40 million to $120 million per mile
* Bus Rapid Transit (or BRT): $4 million to $50 million per mile
* Express Bus: $1 million to $2 million per mile.