THE APPLICABILITY OF NON-STANDARD BUSES FOR SERVICE IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS

Higher capacity buses allow higher driver and vehicle productivities to be achieved, which, in turn, would allow costs to be reduced or capacity expanded at little or no increase in cost. A series of demonstration projects, conceptual design and vehicle specification studies led ultimately to the creation of a consortium of ten U.S. transit operators supporting development of a high capacity articulated bus. This report analyzes the characteristics and requirements of these buses and outlines the plan for their introduction into the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system. This report is a first step in the implementation process, beyond the actual ordering of the vehicles. It identifies and analyzes the distinguishing characteristics of the articulated vehicle, and relates these to its utilization, maintenance, and servicing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Costinett, P J
    • Stribling, R M
    • Andrle, S J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 228 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMV-785-78-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-09-0054-80-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM