22 Capital Needs Inventory
route and schedule information through the Trip Planner, service updates, fare information and more. Metro’s systems and technology capital needs also extend to the corporate and financial management of the agency. This includes software for treasury, budget, cash management and accounts payable.
Metro Asset Categories
Metro’s capital needs are organized by investment category, asset category and project type (groupings of individual capital projects) in this report. The table below lists the 8 asset categories. A definition for each category is provided, along with an example project type.
Project Type Example Rehabilitation of Rail Cars
Definition Replacement or purchase of new rail cars, buses, paratransit vehicles and/ or service vehicles, rehabilitation of rail cars and buses and replacement parts to maintain the vehicle fleet. Multiple systems and equipment within the rail stations and tunnels that enable safe, reliable service. Several of these critical components are apparent to the transit rider (e.g., public address systems) but many are “behind the scenes” (e.g., uninter- rupted power supply [UPS], that pro- vides emergency power when utility power is not available). Rehabilitation, maintenance, replace- Rehabilitation
Rail Line Segment Rehabilitation
ment and/or new bus garages and yards to support repairs to vehicle fleet. Technology systems, software and equipment supporting transit oper
rail and Replace- ment of Bus Garages Operations Support
tions and business functions.
Asset Category Vehicles/ Vehicle Parts
Rail System Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Fleet Maintenance Facilities
Systems and Technology