The objective of this cooperative agreement is to support the efforts of Automation Alley in designing and building two advanced technology prototype buses. The buses will demonstrate ways to revitalize the public bus transportation industry in the United States through improvements in maintenance, fuel economy, emissions, and passenger comfort. The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the SMART bus service operating in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties, will each receive one of the prototype buses for regular transit use and evaluation. BUSolutions is a joint effort of Automation Alley and Altair Engineering, Inc. to provide an easily maintainable, next generation, transit bus that addresses challenges facing the U.S. urban transit systems.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $194730.00
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Belanger, Marcel

    • Performing Organizations:

      Automation Alley

      2675 Bellingham
      Troy, MI  United States  48083
    • Principal Investigators:

      DeVries, Charles

    • Start Date: 20050900
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20061200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12430

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458333
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: MI-26-7006-01
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:40PM