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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 41st International Congress of the International Union of Public Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • Glendinning, J G
    • McKay, G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 5A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM