CALIFORNIA STEAM BUS PROJECT
Under the California steam bus demonstration project, Rankine cycle external combustion propulsion systems were installed on three conventional motor coaches, replacing the original diesel engines. The report presents survey data collected among bus passengers, transit managers, and bus drivers concerning attitudes toward the steam-powered vehicles. The findings revealed a high public concern for the problems of air pollution and a very favorable response to the steam buses. All drivers expressed a preference for the steam bus.
- Paper copy also available from NTIS $11.25/set of 4 reports as PB-217 507-SET.
Scientific Analysis CorporationSan Francisco, CA USA
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 46 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Alternatives analysis; Buses; Diesel engines; Drivers; Economic factors; External combustion engines; Human factors engineering; Human factors engineering; Interviewing; Passenger transportation; Public opinion; Steam engines; Surveys; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Geographic Terms: California; Los Angeles (California); Oakland (California); San Francisco (California)
- Old TRIS Terms: Steam buses
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00046234
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 2003 12:00AM