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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Advanced Management Systems, Incorporated

    6825 Redmond Drive
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kain, H R
    • Marks, G J
    • Staszak, L A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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