The successful start-up of a new light rail transit (LRT) line requires a cooperative effort of all disciplines involved, including engineering, construction and operations. From an operations perspective, communication throughout the process is essential. Scheduling for construction, testing and acceptance of equipment, contract punch-list items, personnel orientation and training, and simulation of proposed service schedules must be coordinated to ensure each aspect can be properly completed without impact to safety or the overall schedule for opening day. A communication network, provided through regularly scheduled meetings should be established and maintained throughout the start-up schedule. A "Start-up Coordinator" should be identified early in the process. A successful start-up operation will provide a transit agency the added benefits of enhanced employee morale, increased interest and involvement by the community and highlighted media attention on the values of mass transit.

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    American Public Transportation Association

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  • Authors:
    • Tupta, T J
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  • Publication Date: 1998


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  • Pagination: 7p

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  • Accession Number: 00769715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1999 12:00AM