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Department of the Interior - Bus and Ferry Lifecycle Cost Modeling

Many federal land management agencies receive funding for bus and ferry vehicles without much prior knowledge of the costs associated with those vehicles over their lifespan. To assist these agencies in this process, Volpe developed a series of cost models to help federal land units identify the type of vehicle that will best suit their needs over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle.

Spreadsheet Model, June 2016
Bus Lifecycle Cost Model (XLSM, 1MB)
Bus Lifecycle Cost Model User's Guide (PDF, 339KB)

Spreadsheet Model, December 2011
Ferry Lifecycle Cost Model (XLSX, 410KB)
Ferry Lifecycle Cost Model User's Guide (PDF, 534KB)

Hybrid ferry to Alcatraz Island

Hybrid Ferry to Alcatraz Island (National Park Service)

Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2019