EVALUATION OF BUS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES THROUGH SYSTEMS ANALYSIS: A CASE STUDY

The purpose of this study was to apply different systems analysis techniques, especially the queuing theory, to evaluate the bus maintenance problems of a large transit company. The case study centers around the Denver Metro Transit Company. The maintenance facility of the company is analyzed, in terms of storage capacity, service rates for the various types of repairs, and other pertinent data, to arrive at a statistical service distribution. The statistical distribution of bus arrival for maintenance and channel configuration of the repair shop are established. The results indicate various effects on waiting time, the broken-down rate, arrival rate by changing facility capacities, and maintenance policy. At this stage of study, most efforts were concentrated on the facility aspect of the problem. The study established the theoretical basis for the maintenance procedure.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-38
  • Monograph Title: Planning for bus transit
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023572
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM