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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Minibus Forest, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Forest, J
    • Versailles, C A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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