Extreme Makeover Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Edition: Lessons Learned from Port Authority of Allegheny County’s LRV Rehabilitation Program

The Port Authority of Allegheny County (the Authority) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is nearing the completion of the delivery of 55 rehabilitated light rail vehicles (LRVs). The 55 rehabilitated LRVs were part of a project that also required the purchase of 28 new LRVs in support of the Authority’s Stage II Overbrook Line System Extension. As the project nears completion, it offers an excellent opportunity to provide lessons learned on the rehabilitation of LRVs for those mid-sized transit agencies with similar vehicle fleets. This paper presents the shared experiences associated with a vehicle rehabilitation project by identifying key issues and, where appropriate, providing recommendations to better address these issues in the future. For transit properties considering vehicle rehabilitation, this paper provides a starting reference even before development of a specification or budget. Transit agencies can leverage the shared lessons learned to formulate their own approach to planning, managing, and executing various aspects of an LRV rehabilitation project.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 2007 Proceedings Rail Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2007 1:07PM