Aggregate bus maintenance costs - summary

Work on the evaluation of bus maintenance cost functions for use in urban transport evaluations is summarised in the report. An analysis is made of the maintenance and servicing costs of urban transport operators in the major capital cities. Principal conclusions of the report are that 1) bus power to weight ratio, maximum road speed, mean relative humidity, and mean annual travel have an important influence on maintenance and servicing costs of buses. 2) BTE Replacement evaluations could be improved by developing disaggregate functions for maintenance and servicing costs. 3) BTE Replacement evaluations should recognise the influence of maintenance procedures on fleet spare capacity. Methods for optimising bus replacement decisions should be developed. 4) A study of the factors which influence component reliability should be undertaken with a view to - defining improved maintenance procedures; and - including reliability requirements in bus specifications. (A)

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    Australia. Bureau of Transport Economics

  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

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  • Pagination: X + 41P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 13

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  • Accession Number: 01440635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 642037426
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:04PM