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42 CHAPTER 5 UNIFORM TITLE FORMAT FOR SHARING PRACTICES OVERVIEW Chassis: Includes steering, suspension, nondriven axles, wheels, tires, fuel tank and lines, fire suppression, This chapter describes a uniform practice titling format so corrosion treatment, mud flaps, tow hooks, articulation practices can be located easily on the Web Board. Agencies can joint, and related subsystems. continue to use their own title format to conform to existing Brakes: Includes compressor, air dryer, brake pneumat- protocols. However, regardless of the title used for internal ics, drums, linings, chambers/calipers, slack adjusters, agency use, those wanting to share their practices with others and anti-lock brake systems (ABS). on the TRB Web Board must use the title sequence presented Electrical: Includes batteries, wiring, relays, connectors, here to ensure uniformity for cataloging purposes. Any updates starting system, charging system, multiplexing, elec- made to this titling sequence will be posted on the Web Board. tronic destination signs, camera systems, public an- Sharing your practices with others on the Web Board is nouncement system, automatic passenger counter (APC), completely voluntary but highly recommended. Doing so automatic vehicle location (AVL), fare collection, stop provides a valuable service to others who could benefit from request system, radios, interior and exterior lighting, the insight and knowledge that you have gained in maintain- back-up alarm, and related equipment. ing and repairing buses. Agencies will, however, need a com- Accessibility: Includes kneeling system, wheelchair lifts puter and Internet access to exchange practices. and ramps, securement/restraint devices, other hardware items for passengers with visual or other impairments, PRACTICE TITLE FORMAT and all related equipment (except electrical). HVAC: Includes air conditioning, heating, auxiliary The format for developing a title for practices posted on heaters, ventilation, defroster, and related equipment. the Web Board consists of four distinct sections: topic head- Interior: Includes subsurface and surface flooring, man- ing, task description (if applicable), component application ual destination signs, steps and covering, stanchions, (if applicable), and bus application (if applicable). passenger assists, modesty panels, access panels, driver and passenger seating, driver's area, all interior roof Topic Heading and side paneling, insulation, interior bike racks, interior compartments for radio equipment and storage, emer- Select one (only one) heading (e.g., Bus PMI) from the 13 headings below that best describes the general practice area. gency equipment (first aid, safety triangles, etc.), interior Read each one carefully before making your selection, and mirrors, interior signage, and related equipment. select the one that best describes the practice topic. A Body: Includes all body framework and skin, doors description follows each topic heading to assist with your and door systems, equipment access panels and doors, selection. This first section of the title is critical because it wiper/washer system, glazing, bumpers, roof hatches, determines where the practice will be cataloged on the Web wheel housings, fender rubber, rub rails, exterior bike Board. Separate each title section with a semicolon (;). racks, exterior mirrors and controls, exterior signage, articulation bellows, and related equipment. Bus PMI: Pertains to practices involving PMIs to spe- Service: Includes daily service line functions, fueling, cific buses (e.g., Orion V, Bluebird Ultra LMB, and detailed cleaning operations, road servicing, and related Chance RT-52). activities. Component PMI: Pertains to practices involving PMIs Facilities and related equipment: Includes all repair, to major bus components and systems, such as HVAC, storage, and fueling facility structures and grounds; air door systems, and wheelchair lifts. compressors; lifts; and related equipment. Drivetrain: Includes engine, cruise control, fast idle, Miscellaneous: Includes any topics not covered above, transmission, differential, driven axles, and all related such as personnel issues (job descriptions, job skills equipment (except electrical). analysis, ergonomic studies, etc).