Title

ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE ON THE PROBLEM OF SIZING BUS GARAGES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1982

Subject Area

operations - capacity, infrastructure - vehicle, organisation - structures, mode - bus

Keywords

Vehicle maintenance, Site selection, Placement (Location), Optimization, Optimisation, Motor coaches, Motor bus transportation, Maintenance structures, Maintenance facilities, Location, Locating, Intercity bus transportation, Garages, Capacity, Buses, Bus transportation, Bus maintenance

Abstract

Studies that were conducted to locate garages for other operators using a steadfast criteria for bus garage capacity of 250 vechicles regardless of the location are described. The use of 250 vehicles as a fixed size is justified by purporting 250 vehicles as a tested industry standard. The optimization described provides one example of a methodology that may be used to individually treat unique transit systems.