IMPLICATIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INVESTMENT AND MAINTENANCE
While a transport operator must be certain that his investment and operating plans will fit his community's needs, there are other basic considerations. Data is analyzed from a survey of some 20 railway and 40 single-deck bus operators. A reduction in required maintenance can be achieved by higher investment in design and quality of construction. The number of maintenance employees per vehicle appears to be a more cruical factor than fleet size. There is some evidence that, with the right choice of a maintenance method to minimize overheads, a bus life of less than 12 years has been shown to provide a balanced service performance at a most economical level of overall cost.
- Presented at the 41st International Congress of the International Union of Public Transport.
Brussels, Belgium BE-1080
- Glendinning, J G
- McKay, G
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Investments; Maintenance; Maintenance personnel; Methodology; Quality control
- Uncontrolled Terms: Quality
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00095988
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report 5A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM