Ridership & Revenue Forecasting
The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s approach to high-speed rail ridership and revenue forecasting evolves over time. The most recent ridership and revenue forecasts, as well as operations and maintenance and life cycle cost estimates, can be found in Chapter 6 of the Draft 2020 Business Plan. The chapter also presents a breakeven analysis, evaluating potential revenue and operations and maintenance cost scenarios.
All forecasts and estimates presented in the Draft 2020 Business Plan rely on the same models used in the 2018 Business Plan. However, key model inputs for all forecasting have been updated to reflect the latest available data, such as population forecasts.
Technical supporting documentation for ridership and revenue forecasting can be found under the Draft 2020 Business Plan Source Documents.
Model & Forecast Documentation
- 2020 Ridership and Revenue Forecasting
- 2020 Ridership and Revenue Risk Analysis
- California High-Speed Rail Ridership and Revenue Model: Business Plan Model – Version 3 Model Documentation
Model & Forecast Documentation Archives
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