EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. SPEAKER 1

When the Ottawa Transportation Commission converted (1958) from streetcars, trolley coaches and buses to an all-bus operation, specifications were prepared and tenders were requested for 107 buses. The tenders received were evaluated on the basis of initial cost, availability (downtime), reliability (road calls), and operating and maintenance cost. Bus appearance, comfort, driver and passenger appeal, service and delivery were considered as important intangibles. Data, conditions and circumstances that had to be satisfied by acceptable tenders are listed and 3 fictitious tenders are used as illustrative examples. All tenders must be analyzed to consider what has been included or excluded in the buses offered, and the initial cost adjusted accordingly. The calculation of availability and road calls is described. The calculation of availability and road calls is described. In the calculation of maintenance costs, the standard procedure was to plot the maintenance cost of buses in cents per mile against the number of years in operation. The plot falls on a straight line which increases at the rate of 1.2 cents/mile/year. This represents the maintenance cost standard for own property and the bus that has been standardized on. Project cost curves are illustrated and the establishment of relative costs is explained.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 69-75
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1982 12:00AM