AN INVESTIGATION OF DESIGN, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING PROCEDURES OF WHEELCHAIR LIFTS ON TRANSIT BUSES

There is concern today that wheelchair lifts installed in transit buses are found occasionally to be inoperative. While the exact nature of the problems related to these lifts is not documented in the literature, it is generally felt that these problems are not the consequence of a single factor. Rather, these are caused by a combination of factors encompassing the design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of these lifts.The objective of this project is to both assess the nature of the problems pertaining to any one or more of the combinations of design, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of wheelchair lifts, and to propose upgrade needs or operational changes to alleviate the service problems. This report covers the first phase of work which involved an operator survey, compilation of technical information on wheelchair lifts, a survey of lift manufacturers, engineering analysis of structural and mechanical components, and analysis of repair data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University

    Detroit, MI  United States  48202
  • Authors:
    • Khasnabis, S
    • Aktan, Haluk
    • Kambhatla, A
    • Lin, Q
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00627823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GLCTTR 17-91/1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1993 12:00AM