A generalized framework is developed to view the transit bus maintenance operation. Environmental and policy factors that influence and constrain the maintenance organization are shown, and then the maintenance function is defined as a set of eight component activities, which include work assignment, maintenance scheduling, workforce development, labor allocation, inventory management, equipment management, information systems, and monitoring and evaluation. Each activity is conceptualized as a spectrum that represents a scale of increasing sophistication and, ultimately, cost. The external factors and maintenance activities are synthesized to represent a composite profile of a bus system's maintenance department. This descriptive framework is used to demonstrate that different levels of activities are appropriate for different sets of external factors. Finally, applications of the framework at the transit-agency level are discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 77-84
  • Monograph Title: Winter and transit bus maintenance and highway maintenance management
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039088
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM