Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SE-05. Preventive Maintenance Intervals for Transit Buses

Transit bus preventive maintenance activities are performed at relatively common mileage intervals throughout the industry. In some cases the interval is manufacturer recommended. In others the interval is based on operating data from within the organization. There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that in still more cases, the mileage interval was simply borrowed from a peer organization with little, or no, other basis than 'if it worked there, it should work here'. A survey of current practice on how fixed mileage intervals are determined at different agencies would be of value to the bus fleet maintenance community. This is timely given the diversity of fleets, especially with respect to: technology, alternative fuels, climate, and maintenance philosophy. Fixed mileage intervals are also a key input to developing fleet maintenance practices - the subject of the recently released TCRP Report # 109.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Start Date: 20080926
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18152

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  • Accession Number: 01462569
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM