TRANSIT BUS TIRE SURVEY
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.
Washington, DC United States 20036
Chicago Transit AuthorityMerchandise Mart Plaza, P.O. Box 3555
Chicago, IL United States 60654
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Leasing; Life cycle analysis; Life cycle costing; Procurement; Purchasing; Tires; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bus maintenance
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00382227
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM