American Public Transit Association, with the assistance of Chicago Transit Authority, surveyed APTA's membership in 1978 to develop a pattern of bus industry tire procurement practices. Returns showed most transit properties lease their tires, about 13% both lease and purchase, and under 10% rely exclusively on direct purchase. Because of the complexity of tire leasing and purchasing arrangements, including the number of types and sizes available, the differences between service agreements and the factors which contribute to tire wear, it was not possible to draw conclusive cost comparisons. The report has three sections. The first describes previous studies of tire utilization. The second presents an explanation of several different tire leasing and purchasing agreements which were identified in the course of the study. The third contains some observations of use of transit operators in evaluating tire procurement procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Chicago Transit Authority

    Merchandise Mart Plaza, P.O. Box 3555
    Chicago, IL  United States  60654
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM