MODIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF A SMALL STATION WAGON DESIGNED FOR TRANSPORTATION OF THE HANDICAPPED
The project was designed to modify and evaluate a small stationwagon to be used to transport handicapped people in a door-to-door service. The project made it possible to determine specific data in terms of future modifications. The report concludes that: (1) the project shows that a small modified stationwagon can be used to transport handicapped people and provide both a useful and viable service; (2) the prototype evaluated has the required size, capacity, comfort, and versatility; and (3) the cost of modification, the weight and gas consumption could be substantially reduced if these vehicles were modified en masse, because that would justify using a fiberglass body rather than a steel one.
- Prepared by Minibus Forest, Incorporated.
Transport Canada Research and Development Centre1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3, Canada
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Forest, J
- Versailles, C A
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Comfort; Cost engineering; Costs; Evaluation; Fiberglass; Fuel consumption; Gasoline; Motor vehicle bodies; Motor vehicles; Persons with disabilities; Urban transportation; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Highways; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00197461
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0025-7912Final Rpt., TP-1777
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM