FTA meets with its MOU Partners to discuss the future direction of the Bus Safety and Security ProgramMarch 22nd, 2011
On February 24, 2011 FTA met with its partners to the Bus Safety and Security Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Participants included Representatives from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA). The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for the MOU Partners to discuss the current state of the Bus Safety and Security Program as well as its future direction. The group identified opportunities for increased coordination and collaboration as well as initiatives the will enhance assistance to the transit bus industry.
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Notice of proposed rulemaking on Bus Testing; Calculation of Average Passenger Weight and Test Vehicle WeightMarch 14th, 2011
SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is proposing to amend its bus
testing regulation to more accurately reflect average passenger weights and actual transit
vehicle loads. Specifically, FTA is proposing to change the average passenger weight
from 150 lbs to 175 lbs. In addition, FTA is proposing to change the floor space
occupied per standing passenger from 1.5 to 1.75 square feet, and updating the Structural
Strength and Distortion test procedures.