HUMAN FACTORS EVALUATION OF TRANSBUS BY THE ELDERLY

One of the design goals of the Transbus Program is to provide transportation for the elderly and the handicapped. Tests evaluated the design features of Prototype Bus in comparison to the baseline of a current production bus. Findings from these tests served as a key input to the development of specifications for production. This human factors test program consisted of test subjects (33 elderly volunteers), three prototype Transbuses and a General Motors New Look, Chicago version Transbus, that served as a human factors baseline for comparison with the other three prototype Transbuses. The test results showed mobility (getting on and off a bus) to be the highest preference score for the elderly. The elderly gave a high rating to the GM prototype for passenger assists, and low rating to the AM General and Rohr because both buses lacked vertical assists in the front of the bus and in the lounge area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20014

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-5-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0025-77-2, Transbus-TR-76-002
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM