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.
University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleCenter for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
Charlottesville, VA United States 22904-4742
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Pake, B E
- Demetsky, M J
- Hoel, L A
- Publication Date: 1985-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 83 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Buses; Case studies; Fleet management; Institutional issues; Maintenance management; Management; Performance evaluations; Planning; Preventive maintenance; Vehicle maintenance
- Identifier Terms: Urban Mass Transportation Act
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bus maintenance
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical method; Fleet planning; Umta section 11
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- 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