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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20814

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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