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.Maintenance Practices MTA NYC Transit officials believe that they have had adequate spare vehicles to provide quality ... Agency officials indicate that they purposefully reduced the fleet over the last 5 years and have worked diligently to anbsp;...
|Title||:||System-specific Spare Rail Vehicle Ratios|
|Author||:||National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 1995-01-01|