QUANTILE ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATING COSTS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FLEET

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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 (September 2017) > List of articles

QUANTILE ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATING COSTS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FLEET

Karol ANDRZEJCZAK / Jarosław SELECH *

Keywords : cost analysis, public transport, quantile function

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 103-111, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2017.12.3.10

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 11-August-2016 / Accepted: 29-August-2017 / Published Online: 25-November-2017

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Summary. The aim of this paper is to develop a quantile method of cost analysis allowing identification of the most cost-generating malfunctions occurring in a fleet of public transport vehicles. The exemplification of this method has been performed for a fleet of a specified type of trams. The idea behind the quantile method of public transport vehicle operating cost analysis is the reversing of the accumulated function of costs, for the determination of which a cost database from a given operating time of a public transport vehicle fleet has been used. The paper presents data on the malfunctions from the first five years of operation of trams in a large transport company. The assumed time of five years results from the warranty period provided by the manufacturer. The recorded number of indexes of replaced parts was 547. The group contained inoperative parts that were renewed several times.

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