Motorcoach and School Bus Fire Safety Analysis

Volpe updated its previous analysis, titled "Motorcoach Fire Safety Analysis Report," to include data on motorcoach fires that occurred from 2009–13. In addition, Volpe included an evaluation of school bus fires, expanded on the evaluation of the effectiveness of automatic fire detection and suppression systems, and identified fires caused by replacement of a diesel engine or automatic purging of diesel particulate filters (as possible, based on the availability of applicable data).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC7514V00002

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety 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
  • Start Date: 20141200
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160623
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592622
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC7514V00002
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2016 1:29PM