EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR BUS MAINTENANCE

A practical framework for understanding, reviewing, and evaluating a transit agency's maintenance program is described. The maintenance department's mission is viewed as a set of management activities that are associated with the functional tasks that comprise the entire bus maintenance process. Different environmental features and organizational characteristics are shown to influence the complexity and structure of a transit organization's maintenance program; the major influence being the size of the fleet. The framework simplifies the case study process with a format that enhances consistency and transferability of results among different cases. It encourages comparative analyuses. A case study of the maintenance operation of the Tidewater Transportation District Commission demonstrates the practical utility of the methods. The resulting method is recommended for use by the industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pake, B E
    • Demetsky, M J
    • Hoel, L A
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-11-0012-85-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: VA-11-0012
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM