Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SG-20. Performance Metrics in Third Party Contracts for Bus Operations and Maintenance

The synthesis will document current practices and metrics used to contract out bus operations and maintenance in North America. It will look at all situations where O&M services are contracted out (i.e. the entire network is contracted out or divisions or sections of the network are contracted out). The synthesis will document the reasons for outsourcing and the metrics used by agencies for evaluating whether to self-operate or contract out bus operations and maintenance in North America. In addition, the synthesis will ascertain how agencies are holding their third party providers accountable against contractual terms as well as methodologies that agencies use to monitor and oversee contractors.  


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SG-20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walk, Michael

  • Start Date: 20211116
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230612
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230612

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772932
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SG-20
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 10:52PM