System-specific Spare Rail Vehicle Ratios

System-specific Spare Rail Vehicle Ratios

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Addresses the system-specific variables that directly impact fleet size, and the spare ratios that are maintained by individual transit agencies. From the information obtained, it appears that most rail transit agencies closely monitor the spare vehicles they maintain to maximize efficiency and thereby reduce operating costs. This report of the Transportation Research Board describes operating environments at 21 selected rail transit agencies of various sizes in key geographical locations in North America. It contains survey information about operating practices, impediments, and strategies used to appropriately size fleets within each agency's operating context.Metro-Dade had leased four vehicles to Los Angeles (since returned) to test on its system, but there are no plans to sell or ... uses a time-based inspection cycle, bringing cars in every 45 and 180 days for preventive maintenance inspections.

Title:System-specific Spare Rail Vehicle Ratios
Author:Judith T. Pierce, National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 1995-01-01


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