This report proposes a rail car propulsion system selection methodology based on life cycle costing. The objective of the proposed methodology is to provide transit operators with a practical method of calculating propulsion system life cycle costs to be used in bid evaluation of different rail car propulsion and control system technologies. If life cycle costing is to become part of the car acquisition process, it is important that the methodology is known and accepted by the suppliers and purchasers. The analysis methodology as presented here is to some extent based on previously applied methods and includes results from new work performed for this project. In this report, recent railcar propulsion system procurement practices and other related information were reviewed, and discussions were held with propulsion system suppliers and various operating systems. Results of this research were used in the development of the propulsion system evaluation and selection methodology, and the structured application of life cycle costing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lea (N. D.) and Associates, Incorporated

    Washington, DC  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bamberg, W
    • Eldredge, Don
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0229-80-1Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60069
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM