Articles Tagged With: maintenance
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June 2013

APTA Bus Roadeo test skills, fosters learning

This year, SEPTA won the overall Grand Champion Award, which recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score.

May 2012

Maintenance Shops: Learning Curve Continues to Grow

Second annual Bus Maintenance Survey finds that many agencies around the nation are experiencing difficulties with alternative propulsion, as they continue to add new equipment in the shop to service as well as learn new ways to make repairs to the vehicles. Meanwhile parts issues, including concerns about availability, lead times and frequent failures, remains the biggest issue.

June 2011

Railcar Suppliers Look to Offer Range of Services

Vehicle suppliers are stepping up to offer services for every facet of ownership, from installation of rail to refurbishment and modernization. Also, many are focusing on practices already in place throughout the world, where risk of ownership is actually transferred back to the company, enabling the rail operator to operate the system on an established fixed cost.

May 2011

Maintenance Departments Feeling Pinch of Shrinking Budgets

In METRO's inaugural Bus Maintenance Survey, transit agencies find they are often asking their maintenance departments to do more with less, including cutting overtime, watching costs, reshuffling mechanic and fueler schedules, and extending vehicle life cycles.

May 2010

Top-Notch Vehicle Maintenance Programs Help Transit Agencies Excel

Saddled with budget issues, many maintenance departments are asked to find ways to be more efficient. METRO looks at some agencies from around the nation that are stepping up to the challenge through reorganization, training, preventive maintenance and using new software systems.

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