How a product performs in scheduled revenue service is evidence as to how well that product has been engineered for site-specific applications within the rail transit environment. If the transit industry's search for more reliable, maintainable, and interchangeable equipment is to be advanced, industry-wide visibility of product usage and performance must be established. The Service-Evaluated Products List (SEPL) fulfills that objective. Products within each of 38 subsystem component categories for which adequate maintenance records are kept by North American rapid transit operators are profiled in the SEPL. For acceptance in the SEPL, each product must be a permanent part of rapid transit cars which have been operated in scheduled revenue service for a minimum of 4 million car-miles. The SEPL is arranged in three parts: Part A - Products Usage Data; Part B - Product Performance Profiles; and Part C - Component Performance Summaries. The SEPL should benefit the entire transit community. Operators should benefit by being able to: (1) compare performance data for like and similar products; (2) share preventive maintenance and repair experience; and (3) identify potential alternate sources for products on the cars. Suppliers should benefit because the SEPL offers: (1) unedited user evaluations of their own and their competitors' products and (2) objective, quantifiable data as the basis for establishing marketing, product improvement, and warranty support budgets.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Decision Group, Incorporated

    1340 Old Chain Bridge Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Morris, R E
    • Schaefer, J E
    • Merrill, K S
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0175-81-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-0175
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM