PROJECT SUPER BUS: HIGH-CAPACITY BUS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY
The purpose of the study was to determine the technical criteria for high-capacity transit buses for U.S. operation. Principal emphasis was placed on the articulated bus concept, because the maneuverability of articulated buses makes them suitable for service on any routes that can be served by a standard 40-foot rigid bus. The double-deck bus concept was also studied because it offers some operating cost advantages, but vertical clearance problems would limit its use to about 30 percent of the high-capacity routes. Design studies were made of a number of specific configurations for the two generic concepts. The objective in the double- deck design studies was to achieve maximum height in the aisle in both decks while maintaining the maximum number of seats in a conventional arrangement. Information is presented on the market potential and production costs for high-capacity buses.
- Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-243 691-SET, PC$11.00.
Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated4733 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD USA 20014
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
National Transportation Center945 Union Trust Building
Pittsburgh, PA USA 15219
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Pagination: 193 p.
- TRT Terms: Automotive engineering; Bus transportation; Costs; Design; Double deck buses; Market research; Marketing; Production; Safety; Shape; Transit buses; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Articulated vehicles; Capacity; Configuration; Design criteria
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00092158
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-PA-06-0007-74-2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM