This study evaluates the feasibility of developing a longer intercity bus which would provide accomodation for two passengers in wheelchairs while maintaining the seating and baggage capacity of a standard bus. Technical feasibility, regulatory constraints, operational characteristics and economics are investigated. Two 13.7 metre concepts, one based on the conventional three axle configuration and one using four axles, are feasible both technically and operationally. Modifications to the provincial regulations limiting vehicle length to 12.2 metres would be necessary, but this does not appear to be a serious obstacle. The three axle configuration would also require relaxation of the Saskatchewan front axle loading regulation. Manufacturing costs are expected to be 10% to 20% greater than for a conventional bus, in addition to the extra cost of the access system. (a)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Complexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Boulevard West, Suite 6
    Montreal, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Asselin, P
    • Sloot, E
  • Publication Date: 1986-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00487225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM