THIRD INTERIM REPORT ON STATUS OF GAS TURBINE TRANSIT BUS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

Progress in a program for demonstrating the use of gas turbines in city buses is reported. Five prototype gas turbine engines, Model GT-40404, manufactured by the Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation, are being integrated into five RTS-II model transit coaches, manufactured by General Motors Corporation and supplied by the Mass Transit Administration (MTA) of Baltimore, Maryland. They will be acceptance tested at the Transportation Research Center proving grounds in Ohio, where one gas turbine coach will also be performance and mileage tested against a diesel RTS-II coach. The first diesel-to-turbine engine conversion is done. The second conversion is almost completed. The demonstration plan for the 5 gas turbine coaches has been finalized. (ERA citation 05:030836)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on automotive propulsion systems, Dearborn, MI, USA, 14 Apr 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz Allen Hamilton

    4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1980-4-15

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00326944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2003 12:00AM