MORGANTOWN PEOPLE MOVER (MPM) OPERATING, AVAILABILITY, AND MAINTENANCE HISTORY, OCTOBER 1976 THROUGH JUNE 1978

The report covers the period of operation, dependability, and maintenance history of the Morgantown system (now known as the Morgantown People Mover - MPM) from October 1976 through June 1978. System performance in general improved greatly during this period. System availability on an annual basis rose from .880 for the year 1975-76 to .977 for the year 1977-78. Single vehicle reliability, as expressed in terms of mean time between downtime events, rose from approximately 85 hours at the end of the first year to approximately 150 hours at the end of the second year. The graphs in the report show that performance varied from month to month, but the trend was upward. Sixty-nine component failure types or other causes accounted for all the downtime recorded during the last year. About 61 percent of all the downtime events were due to only 17 causes. The other 39 percent were spread over 53 causes. A complete computer printout of the entire Morgantown data base is found in the Appendix of the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jan 77, PB-266 994.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Watt, C W
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-45 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0081-79-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1982 12:00AM