Bus Axle-Weight Study Report to Congress

. The objective of this project is to study and submit to Congress, a report on the axle weight limits for over-the-road and transit buses, addressing damage to pavement caused by overweight buses and recommending options for reducing such damage. Requirement of the Senate Report, on the FY 2002 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act. The project will develop the report on axle weight limits for over-the-road and transit buses, the study will explore the following areas of research: axle weight limits, trends in weight of over-the-road and transit buses, and impacts of statutory and regulatory requirements (in particular, Clean Air Act and Americans with Disabilities Act) on bus weight. The research will also explore the following areas: lightweight materials for reducing weight of buses; market penetration of lightweight buses; consideration of weight and wear in vehicle design rulemaking; options for introducing lightweight buses; and a cost-benefit analysis of incentives for procuring lightweight buses versus pavement wear. A Congressionally Directed Project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $125000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Kwan, Quon

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Smith, Scott

    • Start Date: 20031000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20041000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8694

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459034
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7091
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:55PM