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.

  • 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: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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