The report is a specification providing a prospective manufacturer with guidelines to develop an articulated bus specifically suited to transit service in the U.S. It specifies the basic physical dimensions, passenger accommodations, and propulsion for a series-built multipassenger public service vehicle designed primarily for urban service but with adaptability to arterial and truck line service.The nominal design capacity is for a vehicle having a single operator and a capacity for 70 or more seated passengers, with state-of-the-art propulsion and human factors design. The specifications meet all applicable U.S. Federal, state, and local safety and performance standards. Chapters discuss vehicle structure, furnishings, driver's station and controls, energy conversion, suspension and guidance (steering), and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Appendices contain definitions and abbreviations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-243 691-SET, PC$11.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Transportation Center

    945 Union Trust Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15219
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-PA-06-0007-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM