LOCATION AND DESIGN OF MOTORBUS GARAGES AND DEPOTS: OPEN-AIR, COVERED OR MIXED GARAGING
In an effort to study how an undertaking's garages influences its costs and to determine how ingenious solutions have offset disadvantages to certain types of gargaing, 92 transportation undertakings in over 14 European countries were surveyed by questionnaire. The questionnaire dealt with various technical and economic matters. The garage capacity was considered as well as the influence of the type of garage on equipment (fixed installations, rolling stock, operating methods, maintenance etc.) and vehicles. The influence of the type of garage on the staff and on the passengers and the economic consequences of the garaging system used were also considered. The study indicates that open air garaging is not adopted with enthusiusm. Among the arguments against open-air garaging, the most frequently quoted was the cold and the resultant inconvenience.
- Presented at the 41st International Conference of the International Union of Public Transport, Nice, France, 1975.
Brussels, Belgium BE-1080
- Mouzet, J
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Costs; Economics; Equipment; Garages; Intermodal terminals; Maintenance; Operations; Questionnaires; Rollers; Structures; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Fixed structures; Garage economics
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Bridges and other structures; Economics; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00099299
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 5b
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1982 12:00AM