Repair Time Standards for Transit Vehicle-Phase III

This project is the continuation of the successful Repair Time Standards research initiative started two years ago to establish accurate repair time standards for vehicles in public transit systems. During this third phase the engine removal and replacement system were studied and evaluated. Standards that optimize the time required to perform tasks, continually improve reliability of services and conserve resources at a minimum cost will be established. One of the tasks during phase III was to benchmark the proposed methodology and preliminary results with current practices from other transit agencies nationwide including the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City, New York; the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authorization in Atlanta, Georgia; the San Francisco Municipal Railway in San Francisco, California; and the Metropolitan Bus Authority in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This report summarizes the results of the visits to these facilities. In addition, during this research the authors explored another technique used for developing standards namely MODular Arrangement of Predetermined Time Standard (MODAPTS). This tool was used to validate the observations taken at the various transit facilities in central Florida, and to develop reliable standards which resulted on improved productivity.

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    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
  • Authors:
    • Centeno, Grisselle
    • Chaudhary, Rajesh
    • Rojas, Daniel
  • Publication Date: 2006-7-27


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Contract BD-549-21
  • Contract Numbers: BD-549-21
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2007 11:26PM