LOS ANGELES'S DREAM BUS MAINTENANCE SHOP

Southern California Rapid Transit District will open its $52-million bus maintenance shop in December 1986, concentrating there the heavy repairs for its fleet which numbers 2,775 units. Because SCRTD has a varied fleet, the new Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) will have the capability to handle almost any type, model or size of bus, performing work from washing to complete overhaul. The 14 SCRTD operating regions wil continue to do routine maintenance but will transfer buses to CMF for engine and transmission overhauls and other major work, including body repairs and painting. The site, in the downtown Los Angeles area, is near to the hub of the region's freeway system for easy access to all the smaller maintenance facilities. Five large buildings are going up. Building 1 will have 21 stations for power train and transmission work and 11 stations for transmission assembly. Building 3 has bays capable of holding 46 buses for frame and body work and 43 bays for other operations. Building 4 is the stores depot which will have an automatic stocking and retrieval system for handling 28,000 items weekly. Building 5, the paint shop, will strip, sand, paint and dry 2 buses simultaneously; the robot painting system is a major renovation. SCRTD expects an immediate 10 percent increase in productivity, coupled with the capacity to handle a growing bus fleet. The computerized management information system for maintenance, TRANSMIS, will be concentrated in the shop.

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    Carter (C Carroll)

    538 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1986-4

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  • Accession Number: 00455031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM