DIAL-A-RIDE VEHICLE SPECIFICATION

THE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE A SET OF SPECIFICATIONS WHICH WOULD ENABLE EARLY PROCUREMENT OF VEHICLES FOR A DIAL-A-RIDE (DAR) EXPERIMENT. CONFORMANCE TO THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS IS MANDATORY: (1) ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS; (2) STATIC TEST CODE FOR SCHOOL BUS BODY STRUCTURE, TRUCK BODY AND EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.; AND (3) SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS HANDBOOK SUPPLEMENT 19. THE MINIMUM STANDARDS REPRESENT A PRACTICAL POINT OF DEPARTURE FOR SPECIFICATIN OF THE DAR VEHICLE SINCE THEY DESCRIBE A PASSENGER-CARRYING VEHICLE DESIGNED AROUND REASONABLE SAFETY CRITERIA. DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR VEHICLES IN TERMS OF: THE INTERIOR CONFIGURATION; EXTERIOR CONFIGURATION; CONSTRUCTION; SAFETY; BRAKING; STEERING; HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING; PERFORMANCE; PROPULSION; RUNNING GEAR; AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO MASS-MTD-6
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Suomala, J B
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM