Low Floor Americans with Disabilities Compliant Alternate Fuel Vehicle Project. Report for 1 September, 2002-August 31, 2004

This project developed a low emission, cost effective, fuel efficient, medium duty community/transit shuttle bus that meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and also meets National Energy Policy Act requirements. The low profile chassis, which is the basis of this vehicle is configured to be fuel neutral to accommodate various alternative fuels. Demonstration of the vehicle in Yellowstone Park in summer and winter demonstrated the feasibility and flexibility for this vehicle to provide year around operation throughout the Parks system as well as normal transit operation. The unique configuration of the chassis which provides ADA access with a simple ramp and a flat floor throughout the passenger compartment , provides maximum access for all passengers as well as maximum flexibility to configure the vehicle for each application. Because this product is derived from an existing medium duty truck chassis, the completed bus is 40-50% less expensive than existing low floor transit buses, with the reliability and durability of a medium duty truck.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARBOC Limited

    Commerce, Michigan  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 2004-10-28

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 32p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2005 5:27PM