This report summarizes the engineering tests that were performed in support of the Transbus Program implemented in June 1971. Transbus prototypes built by three manufacturers were subjected to a series of tests. The objectives of the engineering tests were to obtain evaluation data to determine the degree of compliance with the Transbus specification, to assess the design improvements over current production buses, to identify product improvements required for production designs, and to provide overall technical assessments of the designs for a government decision regarding a production phase for Transbus. This report presents an overview of the entire test program--the test articles, procedures and facilities used for the development tests, acceptance tests, and independent engineering tests. It also presents a summary of the data obtained in each individual portion of the testing program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 7 Jul 76, PB-269 911.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 289 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0025-78-1Final Rpt., TRANSBUS-TR-77-003
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM