The final report (UMTA-MA-06-0073-78-1) of this project is intended as a management oriented guide to the rail vehicle maintenance scheduling problem and to the new model (MASSTRAM) developed for evaluating such schedules. It outlines a three phase project for the development of a conversational computer system for the cost-effective maintenance of heavy equipment in urban mass transit systems. Phases I and II consisted of operations analysis of maintenance activities at selected properties, namely, on maintenance procedures at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Phase III consisted of the development of a model called MASSTRAM (Maintenance Analysis and Scheduling System for Transit Management).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-285448. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E06, PB-285 448-SET. RRIS 17 182071; Bulletin 7901.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston University

    School of Management
    Boston, MA  United States  02215

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Herniter, J D
    • Rosenthal, S R
    • Welam, U P
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0073-78-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-MA-06-0073, DOT-MA-11-0073
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1982 12:00AM