Interventions for Addressing Issues Relevant to Bus Maintenance and Repair at Miami Dade Transit
The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) places a special emphasis on improving the safety and efficiency of transportation systems in general and public transportation in particular. The area of fleet maintenance has emerged as a critical focus of not only efficiency mechanisms but also of training/education of the workforce. Consequently, the proposed study is both necessary and timely and has the potential for contributing solutions to a national problem.
The primary objective of this time/motion research project is to develop work time standards for bus maintenance operations at MDT. A series of general tasks are necessary in order to meet this objective. The items listed below are some of the critical, but not uniquely exclusive, tasks to be performed:
- Identification of most frequent repair jobs
- Identification of tasks and major subtasks required to perform job
- Identification of current time expanded on performing the jobs. The time to perform a maintenance job will include, down time, and actual work time.
- Determination of average time to perform tasks in various Transit organizations based on current practice.
The project is funded by Miami Dade Transit (MDT) with a budget of $142,779, under the $250,000/year agreement between FIU/LCTR and MDT.