BUS MAINTENANCE FACILITIES. A TRANSIT MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK

An understanding of current urban transit bus maintenance facility capabilities is needed for use in planning new facilities and for the evaluation of requests for aid. Industry guidelines, based on a survey of 55 properties with fleets of 11 to 4300 buses, were developed for garages, shops, service lanes, and capital equipment. Facility ages varied from new to 100 years; 61 percent were older than 21 years. Building costs varied from a low of $12 to $28 a square foot for indoor bus storage space, to a high of $55 to $82 a square foot for equipment intensive servicing facilities (1975 dollars). Cost multiplier curves for bid forecast years from 1975 to 1985 were developed, including inflation rates varying from 6 to 12 percent per year. Small, single facility properties (less than 100 buses) were found to have greater unit space needs for repairs than large properties.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Thurlow, V S
    • Bachman, J A
    • Lovett, C D
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7080, UMTA-VA-06-0004-75-5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10005
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM