System-Specific Spare Bus Ratios Update

This report documents successful practices in the United States and Canada, and presents information on efforts employed to achieve optimal bus fleet size and effective spare bus ratios. The objective is to update the findings of TCRP Synthesis 11: System-Specific Spare Bus Ratios, as significant changes have occurred in the transit industry since 1995. This synthesis provides valuable guidance to transit agencies on how various factors may affect optimal fleet size. The intended audience for this synthesis can be bus transit management, operations, and all supporting staffs and stakeholders. A literature review, a survey of selected transit agencies with an 80% response rate, and four case examples report on agency bus fleets with numerous unique attributes, service demands, environmental factors, and maintenance issues.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309271196
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project J-7, Topic SA-32
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 1:07PM