Transit Industry

D & R has in-depth experience developing technical manuals specifically for the Transit Industry. Our current and past customers include ABB Traction, Adtranz, Alstom, Amerail, Bombardier, Kawasaki, Poma Otis, Telephonics, Transtechnik Corp., and TTA, supporting manual development efforts for Transit Authorities such as Baltimore MTA, CTA, MBTA, METRA, NJT, NYCT, PATH, SEPTA, and WMATA. Our wide range of capabilities, from Front End Analysis to maintenance procedure development, are being applied to all types of manuals and equipment.

  • Types of Equipment:
  • Light Rail Vehicles
  • Heavy Rail Vehicles
  • Locomotives
  • People Movers
  • Subsystems
  • Equipment
  • Types of Manuals:
  • Operator's
  • Inspector's
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Running Maintenance
  • Heavy Repair
  • MEIM
  • Road Car Inspector
  • Training Guide
  • Illustrated Parts Catalogs

D & R's experience in developing manuals for the transit industry ranges from standard printed and bound manuals to fully Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM), designed for use on a computer or over the Internet. We develop manuals using leading word processing / desktop publishing software (i.e., MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Quark, Visual Studio, Arbortext, and FrameMaker) that integrate supporting artwork for a complete, cohesive suite of bound manuals. For IETM / IEM, D & R develops and delivers manuals in HTML, or to SGML/XML specifications and customer DTD and FOSI requirements. We also develop IETMs for prime car builders.

Our staff is capable of developing technical manuals for an entire transit vehicle. We also develop manuals for individual components and sub-systems, provided by an equipment supplier.