TRANSIT EQUIPMENT: INTERM REPORT 5-A. APPENDIX

THE REPORT IS A DETAILED FLEET AND FACILITIES INVENTORY OF THE METROPOLITAN DADE COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, INCLUDING SHORT-RANGE VEHICLE NEEDS AND REQUISITE EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAMS. THE FLEET INVENTORY COLLECTED DATA IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES, INCLUDING: (1) AGE AND TYPE OF BUS; (2) MANUFACTURE OF COACH, ITS CONTINUED USE ON OTHER SYSTEMS, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF REPAIR PARTS; (3) PHYSICAL CONDITION OF BUS INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS; (4) TOTAL MILEAGE OPERATED BY EACH COACH; AND (5) MAINTENANCE PRACTICE IN INSPECTION AND REPAIR OF COACHES. VEHICLE NEEDS WERE COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF RIDERSHIP DEMAND VOLUME AND DETERIORATION OF THE EXISTING FLEET; 50% OF THE INVENTORY WAS FOUND TO BE MORE THAN 13 YEARS OLD AND NOT AIR-CONDITIONED. THE AUTHORS RECOMMEND AN APPROXIMATE 12-YEAR LIFESPAN FOR THE COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY'S BUSES, AND SUGGEST AN APPROPRIATE PURCHASE PROGRAM TO REPLACE OBSOLETE BUSES ALREADY IN THE INVENTORY AND TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL COACHES AS THEY BECOME NECESSARY BEFORE 1985. SIMILAR DATA AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INCLUDED FOR TWO OTHER AREA OPERATORS, THE CORAL GABLES MUNICIPAL SYSTEM AND THE GRAY LINE. FOR BOTH COMPANIES, PROJECTED VEHICLE NEEDS AND TWO ALTERNATIVE BUS PURCHASE PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE REPORT. THE REPORT ALSO INVENTORIES PHYSICAL FACILITIES OF THE THREE BUS OPERATORS. BUS STORAGE, MAINTENANCE, AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS AND AND ADJACENT PARKING AREAS ARE DESCRIBED AND EVALUATED IN TERMS OF PRESENT AND PROJECTED CAPACITY. A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS APPENDED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO FLA-T9-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    SIMPSON & CURTIN

    PHILADELPHIA, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM