BOARDING RAMPS FOR TRANSIT BUSES
The objectives of the report are the following: (1) To assemble current research and demonstration information related to on-board ramps; (2) to quantify basic human factors engineering requirements associated with the use of on-board ramps; and (3) to identify bus engineering design issues associated with the use of on-board ramps. The report describes the on-board ramp method of providing accessibility to transit buses for people who cannot climb steps. Certain basic features that make this ramp method more attractive than the other methods are discussed as well as bus engineering and human factors design issues such as bus floor height, ramp angle and length, door width, ramp width and edge design, and a number of other issues identified in the research.
Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD USA 20814
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Boarding; Bus transportation; Buses; Demonstration projects; Design; Following distance; Human factors engineering; On ramps; Physically handicapped persons; Ramps; Research
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design features
- Old TRIS Terms: Demonstration; Following distance (Of vehicles)
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Motor Carriers; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00159362
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-06-0024-77-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70032
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM