At the APTA Bus Operations and Technology Conference, panelists from bus manufacturers and operators presented their views on where bus technology could be by year 2000. Many of the presentations addressed emerging developments that could logically lead to a bus that: carries forty seated riders and twenty standing; weighs between 30,000 and 35,000 pounds fully loaded; is fully ADA-compliant; is of a low-floor design but with no pedestal-mounted or rearward facing seats; has an internal combustion engine with far lower emissions than previous engines; drives on natural gas, although it could burn other alternative fuels that meet the emission standards; has its maintenance time reduced by as much as 40%. This all may sound like a pipe dream, but the panelists drew this collective picture at the conference, and summed up and put in perspective that such radical changes in bus technology can be reached.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, V
  • Publication Date: 1995-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1995 12:00AM