BUS RAISES THE ROOF ON GREAT OUTDOORS

The Jubilee Barrier-Free Everybody bus, recently unveiled at Yellowstone National Park, maintains the look of the traditional yellow bus but features a low floor, wheelchair lifts, rear driver, optional tracks for winter weather, and a retractable roof for increased visibility. Similar features will be incorporated into production buses, the first of which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2003. Enhanced fuel capabilities will allow the bus to accommodate CNG, propane, and "greed diesel". While the use of buses in parks is encouraged as a way to reduce traffic and pollution, it is hoped that the buses will have multiple functions in serving the surrounding communities around the parks as well. The project is funded by a number of government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Parks Service/Yellowstone, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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    Bobit Publishing Company

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

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 66
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 99
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2003 12:00AM