TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ASSURANCE: TERMINOLOGY, PERFORMANCE INDICES, FAILURE ASSESSMENT AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

The paper addresses the need for and reports on the development of a methodology for consistent measurement of reliable performance in transportation operations which include intercity rail, urban commuter rail, rapid transit, bus and streetcar, light rail and small people movers. Performance indices and formulae for their computation are developed as a compromise between industry tradition and modern assurance science techniques. Equipment availability, a generic reference to the reliability, maintainability, and availability of the equipment to transport passengers is discussed as it relates to both service dependability and the cost of the maintenance operation. A comprehensive Failure Assessment and Maintenance Management System (FAMMS) which is directly applicable to transportation properties and which evolved from similar systems used on properties over the past five years is described in detail. The system can be completely computerized and data can either be batch or on-line processed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Uher, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMUTRI-TP-75-22 Res. Rpt., UMTA-PA-11-0013-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: PA-11-0013
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM