Successful Practices in Railcar Maintenance

This project will identify rail transit agencies with effective, best-practice railcar maintenance processes based on agency data regarding on-time performance, safety record, and mean-time-between-failures data. The project will evaluate railcar maintenance plans and processes and document the practices, methods and procedures that lead to highly-effective railcar maintenance. It will also develop statistical models and analysis approaches that transit agencies can use to transition to more performance-based management approaches. It will summarize performance metrics and methodologies used to evaluate operations and maintenance plan alternatives. The research products will provide guidance, examples of tools, case studies, and training materials that demonstrate best practices. A final report will identify methods to improve rail maintenance practices and offer guidance on how to make existing practices more effective.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Centolanzi, Patrick

    • Performing Organizations:

      Parsons Brinckerhoff, Incorporated

      New York, NY  USA 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rose, David

    • Start Date: 20110700
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120400
    • Source Data: RiP Project 30012

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465734
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: NY-26-7011
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:04PM