LIFE CYCLE COSTING FOR CURRENT ROHR AND AM GENERAL BUSES AND GENERAL MOTORS RTS-II BUS
UMTA is considering the use of the life cycle costing concept in the procurement procedures for intracity buses. These relevant factors have been identified as the bus price, maintenance costs (including preventive maintenance), fuel costs, and tire costs. Evaluation of practices of bus operators and manufacturers indicates that they are in a position to agree mutually upon an evaluation process dependent upon: (1) maintenance cost data, (2) design-related maintenance elements, (3) fuel and tire costs, (4) useful life of a bus for evaluation purposes, and (5) initial bus purchase price. Inasmuch as the follow-on costs considered in the evaluation of bus bids exceed the cost of the bus itself, the life cycle costing approach highlights the follow-on costs. Of paramount importance is the flexibility to introduce design improvements that can result in savings during the life of the bus.
Advanced Management Systems, Incorporated6825 Redmond Drive
McLean, VA USA 22101
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Kain, H R
- Marks, G J
- Staszak, L A
- Publication Date: 1976-7-9
- Pagination: 46 p.
- TRT Terms: Bids; Bus transit; Buses; Cost estimating; Design; Estimates; Fuel consumption; Maintenance; Maintenance management; Prices; Procurement; Tires; Transportation operations; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs; Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus transportation (Intracity)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Economics; Energy; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00137373
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0039-76-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60066
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM