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44 CHAPTER 6 SAMPLE MAINTENANCE PRACTICES Seven maintenance practices were developed from apply- and enhances it with additional detail offered by the Guide- ing the guidance offered in this Guidebook. Topics were book, such as the use of photos, additional safety infor- selected to appeal to a wide range of agencies operating mation, and more descriptive step-by-step work proce- small, "cutaway"-type automotive vans to full-size transit dures. In other cases, the practices were developed to fill a buses. The practices illustrate how the guidance is applied void in the agency's existing library of practices. For and offers agencies seven actual practices that they can use example, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation as is or modify to suit their particular needs and local oper- Commission (PRTC) recently took delivery of Gillig buses ating conditions. Four members of the research team, each with an AC system new to their operation. The AC PMI with varying degrees of computer and writing skills, devel- practice was developed specifically for their new AC/bus oped the practices. Although the sample practices were combination. proofread for grammar and accuracy, each reflects the writ- Each practice follows the format presented in Chapter 4 of ing style and approach of the individual author. the Guidebook. Some were developed using the MS Word The sample practices were all developed in cooperation template, while others were created without the template. with transit agencies based on their local conditions. Practice titles are based on the classification system used to Lessons learned from developing these practices were then post practices on the Web Board as defined in Chapter 5. used to fine-tune Guidebook material. In some cases, the Table 6-1 summarizes the seven sample practices included in finished practice builds upon an existing agency practice this chapter. TABLE 6-1 Summary of sample practices Practice Title Purpose Cooperating Agency and Notes Reference Material #1 - Bus PMI; 1990 Provides instructions for - MTA New York City Transit - Guidebook format was used to GMC/RTS/NOVA, 40-foot high conducting a PMI on a full-size (MTA NYCT) create an introduction to the PMI floor bus - GMC/RTS/NOVA checklist - Checklist format is based on MTA NYCT inspection sheet, which is extremely thorough - Includes body diagram for noting defects #2 - Bus PMI; 2003 Provides instructions for - RADAR, Unified Human - Word template format was used STARTRANS Senator, 20-Ft.; conducting a PMI on an Services Transportation Inc., to create an introduction to the Ford E-350 Chassis automotive-based "cutaway"- Roanoke, VA PMI checklist style bus - Supreme - Practice is of particular interest - Ford Motor Company to smaller agencies operating this - Haynes popular Ford chassis #3 - Component PMI; Thermo Provides instructions for - Potomac and Rappahannock - Applicable to large buses with a King Model T11-M85 AC with conducting an air conditioning Transportation Commission similar AC system IntelligAIRE II; 2004, Gillig, 30- system PMI on a full-size bus (PRTC) - Serves as a framework for foot low floor - Thermo King Corporation developing HVAC PMI on other buses - Section added that lists additional AC reference material available to technicians if needed #4 - Electrical; Repair; All buses Provides an introduction to - PRTC - Applicable to all buses electrical circuit failures, meter - Thermo King Corporation - Includes general electrical usage, and repair - TMC RP 129 troubleshooting, wire repairs, and use of multi-meters - Prohibits use of jumpers and test lamps

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45 TABLE 6-1 (Continued) Summary of sample practices Practice Title Purpose Cooperating Agency and Notes Reference Material #5 - Brakes; Remove and Provides instructions for the - RADAR, Unified Human - Word template format was Replace Front Brakes; 2003 proper removal and Services Transportation Inc., used to create the entire practice STARTRANS Senator, 20-Ft.; replacement of front brake Roanoke, VA - Practice is of particular interest Ford E-350 Chassis pads on a cutaway-style bus - Supreme to smaller agencies operating - Ford Motor Company this popular Ford chassis - Haynes #6 - Body; Door Adjustment; Provides instructions for the - SEPTA - Applies to front and rear door Vapor/NFIL Slide Glide Door; proper adjustment of front or - New Flyer Industries, Ltd. adjustments 2002 New Flyer, 40LF rear slide glide style doors on - Can be adapted to other buses a full-size bus with similar door style - Includes adjustment of door operating speeds #7 Service; Service Line Defines the duties for daily - Lynx, Orlando, FL - Can be applied to any service Functions service line operations, line operation including fueling, cleaning, - Includes daily servicing and and critical mechanical checks cleaning functions - Also includes detailed cleaning functions