The study was prepared to aid transit authorities and bus manufacturers in recognizing and dealing with the problems associated with the purchase and introduction of a new or First Article Bus into revenue service. The report presents a series of tests that can be specified by a bus purchaser when a manufacturer offers a First Article Bus. The conclusions of the study are A First Article Nonrevenue and Revenue Bus Test Plan for 35-Foot and 40-Foot Transit uses. Appendix A states the intent of the test plan, defines First Article Bus, and includes both test plans and criteria for evaluation of test results. Also, Appendix A is structured so that it can be added to the procurement package of a transit authority; and (2) Description of Battelle's Task on First Article Bus Testing Procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Francis, G A
    • Hoess, J A
    • Mitchell, D J
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0219-85-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM