Re: double articulated bus legal in US?
Author: Pittsburgh foamer
Date: 01-12-2018 - 05:30

George Andrews Wrote:
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> Seattle's Metro Transit has articulated buses, in
> both electric and diesel versions. And they are A
> Pain, and a Joke, in the snow, as the only drive
> axle is the rear one ( i.e. - behind the
> articulation joint ), so they push themselves
> into a jack-knife !!! A contributing factor is
> Metro Transit's choice of cable chains for a
> 50,000 lb bus; they break early and often.

Don't know what Seattle's issues are, but articulated buses are used on many North American transit systems. Here in Pittsburgh, articulated buses have been in use since the 1980s. As far as I know, there are no issues with jack-knifing in the snow (we get much more of that than Seattle). They are an absolute necessity on the heavily used routes.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  double articulated bus legal in US? synonymouse 01-11-2018 - 11:01
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Goober 01-11-2018 - 12:11
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Al Stangenberger 01-11-2018 - 12:39
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? synonymouse 01-11-2018 - 12:43
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Peter 01-11-2018 - 13:32
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? usmc1401 01-11-2018 - 12:27
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Jon 01-11-2018 - 14:59
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Commenter 01-11-2018 - 16:11
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? synonymouse 01-11-2018 - 17:54
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Max Wyss 01-11-2018 - 19:07
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? George Andrews 01-11-2018 - 19:40
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? Pittsburgh foamer 01-12-2018 - 05:30
  Re: double articulated bus legal in US? synonymouse 01-12-2018 - 10:26


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