THE GENERAL MOTORS TRANSBUS. VOLUME 1

The report is a summary of the final vehicle design (vol. 1) and the program effort (vol. 2) that went into the building of the GM TRANSBUS. A low-floor coach was designed to conform to the requirements of the Department of Transportation. The purpose of this design was to provide a more attractive and useful coach that could be manufactured using existing technology. Three prototypes were built to test and evaluate this design. The GM TRANSBUS, designed and built as part of a program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, features a number of design departures from present production coaches including a significantly lower floor; an independent front suspension; a special kneeling feature; a U-shaped lounge; improved air-conditioning, heating, and exhaust systems to provide a year-round, fume-free, temperature-controlled internal environment. This GM TRANSBUS is powered by a Detroit Diesel Allison gas turbine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by General Motors Corp., Pontiac, Mich. GMC Truck and Coach Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  United States  48090

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Administration, Washington, D.C.

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  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAAR9073055582GL1214, UMTA-IT-06-0025-76-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-1008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM