Manufacturers of buses under 35-ft long are optimistic about prospects for their small and medium duty buses in North America. Among public transit systems, ownership of small vehicles went up by 15 percent between 1983 and 1984. Private operators of charter and tour services, airport shuttles and similar operations produce even higher demand so that an estimated 10,000 such vehicles may be built in 1985. UMTA has conducted workshops on small transit vehicle procurement, emphasizing the new importance of such buses. Fitting bus size to passenger load means lower investment with fuel economies and other flexibility in operating costs. A series of predictions on prospects are made by various boulders. Included also is a directory of 21 manufacturers of small buses along with brief summaries of the products of each.

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    Bobit Publishing Company

    2500 Artesia Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM