FOR TRANSIT AGENCIES, BUS SIZE IS RELATIVE

There is a growing trend of swapping large, gas guzzling city buses with smaller, more efficient ones. When people see large buses with only a few passengers, the perception may be that the transit agency wastes fuel and pollutes the environment unnecessarily. Smaller buses mitigate this problem in low-volume service areas. These vehicles are also much more fuel efficient and cheaper to buy. However, they tend not to last as long, and some passengers complain that these smaller buses lack the features of the big ones, such as wide aisles and good lighting. Agencies that have adopted the smaller buses include Montgomery County Transit Services in Rockville, Maryland, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, New York.

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    • Page range: pp 46, 48, 50
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    21061 S Western Avenue
    Torrance, CA  United States  90501-1711
  • Authors:
    • Davis, L
  • Publication Date: 2003-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 99
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2003 12:00AM