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Elastic Trans: Lessons Learned at Cape Cod National Seashore U.S. National Park Service

Elastic Trans: Lessons Learned at Cape Cod National Seashore

U.S. National Park Service

Published January 21st 2014
ISBN : 9781494870881
Paperback
32 pages
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 About the Book 

In seeking to obtain environmentally friendly replacement vehicles for its parking shuttle service, Cape Cod National Seashore set out to procure two hybrid-electric trams in 1998. Ultimately, battery-powered trams were delivered with multiple safetyMoreIn seeking to obtain environmentally friendly replacement vehicles for its parking shuttle service, Cape Cod National Seashore set out to procure two hybrid-electric trams in 1998. Ultimately, battery-powered trams were delivered with multiple safety and performance problems that were never successfully remedied. This analysis examines the causes of these deficiencies and identifies several critical lessons learned that will assist other parks to avoid similar problems when undertaking future procurements of similar vehicles.