IMPLEMENTING COST-EFFECTIVE SERVICE INTERVAL PLANNING METHODS FOR BUS TRANSIT VEHICLES: A CASE STUDY
The report examines new methods for controlling maintenance costs and improving vehicle reliability. It is a published evaluation of systems failure data for selected components of 1975-76 GMC buses. The results indicate that optimal service intervals for major engine and drive train components can be established when accurate failure, replacement, and cost data are available. Analysis of incomplete data from a major transit property generates results that suggest current replacement intervals may not be optimal.
University of Illinois, ChicagoP.O. Box 4348
Chicago, IL United States 60680
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Foerster, J F
- Miller, F G
- Muthukumaran, N
- Publication Date: 1980-11
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Components; Computer programming; Cost control; Diesel engines; Evaluation; Failure; Maintenance; Maintenance management; Mathematical models; Planning; Preventive maintenance; Reliability; Systems engineering; Vehicle drive systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs; System failure
- Old TRIS Terms: Drive trains
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00343725
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0028-81-3Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM