Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit

Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit

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This synthesis documents light rail maintenance staffing practices and factors important in their development at U.S. transit agencies. It covers the areas of maintenance functions, new light rail start-up, and management in attempting to give better insight into the variables affecting maintenance staffing. This topic is of interest to transit managers of existing light rail transit (LRT) operations and those involved in the planning or implementing of new LRT lines. It is also of interest to agency directors or general managers and executive or board members who need to understand how the industry accomplishes system maintenance.The most widely used is the a€œnumber of revenue system failuresa€ for light rail vehicle maintenance. ... Comparing the cost to maintain a track-mile among U.S. cities, however, is difficult, because each system is in a different cost-of-living area.

Title:Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2005


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