Transit Costs Project

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 11,000 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. The goal of this work is to figure out how to deliver more high-capacity transit projects for a fraction of the cost in countries like the United States.

Visit the transitcosts.com Website

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Featured Blog Posts

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Blog
/ Oct 06,2021

Eric Goldwyn And Alon Levy

Will Participate in Eno Transit Cost and Project Delivery Symposium

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/ Jul 14,2021

Updates From Alon Levy's Pedestrian Observations

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/ Jun 08,2021

New High-Speed-Rail Costs Database

Transportation and Land-Use Program Releases Initial Data

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/ May 19,2021

Transit Costs Project in Grattan Institute Report

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/ Apr 06,2021

New Data Visualizations from Transit Costs Team

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Blog
/ Apr 06,2021

Marron Featured on Lovett or Leave It

Fellow Alon Levy Discusses Public Transportation Costs

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Featured Press Posts

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/ May 19,2021

Fellow Alon Levy Featured in The Hub

Why does it cost so much to build transit infrastructure in Canada?