EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. SPEAKER 4

The maintenance and operating costs of 3 fleets of buses is briefly discussed and the efforts towards development of specifications for small buses is outlined. The total maintenance cost is 34.71 cents/mile for the fleet of small vehicles, 7.54 cents/mile for the 1968 fleet of large 40-ft. diesel-powered vehicles, and 4.23 cents/mile for the fleet of full-sized 1972 vehicles. A Small Bus Specification Subcommittee was formed which consulted with manufacturers in the development of specifications. The response from people interested in these specifications has been encouraging. The evaluation of bus bids on the basis of more than low price, will provide the incentive to bus manufacturers to provide competitive, high-quality, reliable, small buses for the market.

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    • Presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems conducted by the TRB, Nov. 11-13, 1974, Oakland, Calif.; and co-sponsored by American Public Transit Association, California DOT, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, MIT, UMTA and Technology Sharing Program of U.S. DOT. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Schnell, John B
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 78-79
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES
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  • Accession Number: 00126172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1982 12:00AM