SMALL BUS PROGRAM: VEHICLE OPERATION EFFICIENCY REPORT. PART I. EXPERIMENTAL BUS PROGRAM (15-20 PASSENGER BUSES). PART II. VAN CONVERSIONS FOR DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE (12 PASSENGER BUSES)

The Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation, Bureau of Urban and Public Transportation, has prepared the report describing operational experience with some 15 vehicles produced by a variety of manufacturers. The report consists of a series of individual driver's and mechanic's reports on the actual performance of the vehicles in different Michigan communities. Each vehicle is evaluated on the basis of its economy, capacity, dependability, durability, and the general impression made on the public, drivers, and mechanics. The information was gathered as part of the Michigan transportation agency's experimental bus program (15-20 passenger vehicles) and its Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) program which uses converted vans (12 passenger) and is operating in some 28 Michigan communities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways & Transport

    Business Dev Section, State Highways Bldg, 425 West Ottawa
    Lansing, MI  USA  48904

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fletcher, P B
    • Hewitt, C H
    • Pellonpaa, C V
    • Woodford, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/PL-77/007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM