EVALUATING TRANSBUS: THE PUBLIC TEST PROGRAM

The results are summarized of a program to test the reaction of transit operators, riders and potential riders to a new 40-foot prototype bus, the Transbus. The performance of the prototypes under various environmental and topographical conditions was also observed. The three sample Transbus prototypes tested have a low floor, large windows, wide doors, low steps, and a higher speed capability, faster acceleration, and a higher standard of interior luxury than current models. Public reaction to features inherent in the specifications and to performance characteristics were favorable. Transit drivers showed a distinct preference for the Transbus while mechanics opined that it will require more facilities and skills to maintain than current buses. Interior arrangements for wheelchair users were also studied. The tests showed that all three prototype buses are able to meet or improve on schedules now operated by representative transit agencies.

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    Motor Bus Society

    767 Valley Road
    Upper Montclair, NJ  USA  07043
  • Authors:
    • Harding, E J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-9
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  • Accession Number: 00141494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM