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Safety Evaluation, Inspection and Quality Assurance Services Printer-friendly

New Vehicle Procurement

As part of our comprehensive procurement management practice, JAI provides assessment and quality assurance services (both in-plant and post delivery) for all types of transit vehicles, including heavy and light rail vehicles, large and small buses (conventional and alternative fueled) and rubber tired fixed guideway systems (APM, monorail, other). Below is a list of representative services;

  • Pre-delivery on-site evaluation
    • Buy America compliance and certification audit in accordance with FTA regulations
    • Purchaser's requirements certification validation/configuration audit
    • FMVSS certification validation
  • Post-delivery fleet inspection services
    • Configuration and performance validation
    • Reliability and maintainability analysis
    • Warranty support and problem resolution

Existing System Evaluation/Assessment

We have successfully performed dozens of existing system evaluations and assessments in support of various refurbishment and rehabilitation assignments. Our detailed "hands-on" approach includes:

  • On-site evaluation and review of:
    • Vehicles
    • Stations
    • Wayside equipment
    • Guideway (if applicable)
    • Power distribution
    • Control systems
    • Maintenance and Operations facilities
    • Other major system components
  • System performance evaluation
  • Operational and maintenance procedures and methods evaluation
  • Documentation review (assessment reports, maintenance logs, procedures, etc)
  • Standards and codes compliance evaluation
  • Hardware obsolescence review and recommendation 
  • Other

Safety Audit

We are fully qualified to perform safety audit and evaluation services for transit/fleet systems and amusements (including water-based amusements). Our certifications include:

  • National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) Level 1 Certification
  • Clark County (Nevada) Certified ATS Quality Assurance Organization
  • California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) - QSI Certified Inspectors
  • Various Professional Engineering Licenses


About Jakes Associates, Inc.

JAI is an internationally recognized leader in developing effective, innovative, green transportation solutions throughout the world.

Jakes Associates, Inc.
2021 The Alameda, Suite 295
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-249-7200