This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency general managers; planning, operations, and other maintenance personnel; design, engineering, architectural, and consultant staffs; as well as environmental agency officials and others concerned with bus facility planning and design. As-built or design drawings from recently completed facilities were used to compare overall sizes of functional areas with earlier guidelines. The legal and technological environments have changed since the last systematic examination of bus maintenance facilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations may require existing facilities to make extensive modifications. Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems may not meet Clean Air Act requirements. Extensive facility modifications may be required to safely accommodate buses with non-diesel fuels. Water recycling features, as well as site and floor drainage may fall short of Clean Water Act requirements. This report describes how recently enacted legislation and implemented regulations have affected the design of bus maintenance facilities. Several case examples of changes implemented by transit agencies are included. A number of recommendations are made for transit agencies to consider in addressing these important design issues.

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  • Authors:
    • Abrams, E M
    • Spielberg, F
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00670401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309056608
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project SD-1
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1994 12:00AM