Synthesis of Methods for Developing Transit Vehicle Specifications

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has the objective to thoroughly assess its transit vehicle specification and procurement program in order to compare best practices from peer states and identify recommendations for improved efficiency. The research conducted during this study includes a review of current MDOT methods and challenges, a summary of corollary processes at a group of peer states, and a comparison of peer state methods to MDOT’s needs and challenges. Finally, a series of recommendations for improving MDOT’s vehicle specification and procurement processes was developed.

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    • Cover title: Synthesis of Methods for Procurement and Developing Transit Vehicle Specifications. Cover date: May 2014.
  • Corporate Authors:

    URS Corporation

    3950 Sparks Drive SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  United States  49546

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Research Administration, 8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Authors:
    • Winsor, Jeromie
    • Neufang, Kurt
    • Migliore, Adam Meyer
    • Bassett, Sarah
  • Publication Date: 2014-6-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC-1608
  • Contract Numbers: 2013-0268; OR14-003
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2014 1:56PM