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Heavy rail cars have the greatest longevity of the transit vehicles listed below with an average vehicle age of more than 22 years. However, in terms of cost for purchasing a new rail car, heavy rail is by far the least expensive of all types of rail transit vehicles. Buses cost far less than rail transit vehicles but the average age for a transit bus is just under 8 years.
Average Age of Transit Vehicles, 2007
Average New Vehicle Costs for 2007 Vehicles by Type
|Vehicle Type||Average Price
|Commuter Rail Locomotive||2,410,171||19.7|
* Includes some 2008 vehicles.