TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 100: Elevator and Escalator Maintenance and Safety Practices documents elevator and escalator maintenance activities, safety practices, and passenger communication efforts at five U.S. transit agencies.
The five agencies where information was gathered are MARTA (Atlanta, Georgia), NYCTA (New York, New York), SEPTA (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), CTA (Chicago, Illinois), and BART (San Francisco, California). These five agencies together operate 1,418 elevators and escalators throughout 850 rail stations.
Together, they are part of a U.S. Federal Transit Administration-sponsored consortium with the American Public Transportation Association, Amalgamated Transit Union, and the Learning Center, engaged in developing a Transit Elevator/Escalator Maintenance Training and Apprenticeship Program.
The following four appendixes to TCRP Synthesis 100 are available in electronic format only. Links to the appendixes are below.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Elevator and Escalator Maintenance and Safety Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/21940.
|Chapter One - Introduction||3-5|
|Chapter Two - Literature Review||6-8|
|Chapter Three - Case Studies||9-24|
|Chapter Four - Highlights of Agency Successes||25-28|
|Chapter Five - Conclusions||29-30|
|Abbreviations and Acronyms||31-31|
|Appendix - Survey and Compilation of Agency Responses||32-59|
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