AN INFORMAL STUDY OF TRANSIT BUS TIRE PROCUREMENT AND RECYCLING IN MICHIGAN

The tire procurement practices of several Michigan public transit agencies are examined. Cost comparisons between tire purchasing costs and tire leasing costs are performed. It appears that Michigan public transit agencies can save significant amounts of money by purchasing their bus tires rather than leasing them. Tire recycling methods are reviewed. The use of recapped bus tires appears to be the most cost effective and energy efficient method of recycling used transit bus tires. Cost comparisons of tire use cost for all-new and recapped bus tires offer significant operating cost savings to those Michigan public transit agencies not using them now.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    tate Highway Commission

    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Authors:
    • Dries, J L
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-78-35
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM