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  United States  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