Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit

Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit

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This synthesis documents light rail maintenance staffing practices and factors important in their development at U.S. transit agencies. It covers the areas of maintenance functions, new light rail start-up, and management in attempting to give better insight into the variables affecting maintenance staffing. This topic is of interest to transit managers of existing light rail transit (LRT) operations and those involved in the planning or implementing of new LRT lines. It is also of interest to agency directors or general managers and executive or board members who need to understand how the industry accomplishes system maintenance.It does not appear that the number of vehicle maintenance staff has any direct relationship to vehicle type, average vehicle age, ... Comparing the cost to maintain a track-mile among U.S. cities, however, is difficult, because each system is in aanbsp;...

Title:Maintenance Staffing Levels for Light Rail Transit
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2005


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