Repair time standard for preventive maintenance of transit vehicles

This report summarizes the main findings and activities done towards the development of time standard for the preventive maintenance of the transit vehicles. In the first phase of the project, time standards were developed for the brake system component of transit vehicles and during this phase they have been extended to the preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance (PM) is carried out periodically to ensure effective operation of the buses. A faculty from the Center of Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), along with one faculty with three graduate students from the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department conducted an analysis of the preventive maintenance procedure. The study was conducted at three different locations: Hartline — Tampa, PSTA (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority) — Clearwater, Lynx — Orlando, from February 2003 to January 2004. This report describes in detail the procedure followed by the maintenance technicians for preventive maintenance of the buses. Time standards are proposed for the preventive maintenance process along with ideas and recommendations for improvement. Download Report

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