The Transit Costs Project team of Research Scholar Eric Goldwyn, Fellow Alon Levy, and Research Scholar Elif Ensari launched their website, transitcosts.com. It will serve as a repository of the team’s ongoing research into transit-infrastructure costs. The team continues to add projects and analysis to the site so get in touch with them if you have new data, corrections, or ideas about these projects. Here is a short explanation of their work:
Why do transit-infrastructure projects in New York cost 20 times more on a per kilometer basis than in Seoul? We investigate this question across hundreds of transit projects from around the world. We have created a database that spans more than 50 countries and totals more than 10,000 km of urban rail built since the late 1990s. We will also examine this question in greater detail by carrying out six in-depth case studies that take a closer look at unique considerations and variables that aren’t easily quantified, like project management, governance, and site conditions.