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October 28, 2021
Author(s): Erin Cooper, Erin Kenney, Juan Miguel Velasquez

The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses

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The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses

The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses is an appraisal tool that aims to provide bus operators and city officials with estimates of the potential total costs, emissions, and benefits of different bus fleet combinations over the lifetime of the investment. The tool’s outputs help bus operators and city officials make decisions for clean bus upgrades, based on the most cost-efficient and lowest-carbon bus fleet combinations possible.

This is an Excel-based version tool. There is also a published webtool with wider geographic coverage, more default data on bus types, costs, operational information, social cost and benefit calculations, and simplified cost functions.