The purpose of the document is to provide guidelines for the design and evaluation of wheelchair lift devices for public transit vehicles (buses and light rail vehicles). Included is an analysis of wheelchair and maneuvering dimensions and their impact on both the lift system and transit vehicle design. Much of the content deals with general safety considerations and vehicle interior design which are the same for ramp or lift devices. A total of sixty three (63) requirements and recommendations are presented covering the design and operation of the lift, the vehicle lift interface, the vehicle interior, and the reliability and maintainability of the system. In addition, the report discusses evaluation parameters needed to assess the cost of public transit lift devices.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-294 711.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canyon Research Group, Incorporated

    741 Lakefield Road, Suite B
    Westlake Village, CA  United States  91361

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, M S
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0101-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60106T
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1981 12:00AM