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Title: ORION II bus demonstration. Demonstration report (Final)

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority conducted an 18-month demonstration to determine how the ORION II bus operates in actual service. The ORION II vehicle is a small low floor, accessible heavy duty, diesel-powered transit bus designed to meet the needs of the elderly and handicapped. It has the capacity to seat 26 passengers with 4 wheelchair lockdowns. Side and rear doors are equipped with electrically powered ramps. Eight Thomas vehicles (22-foot, 11,500 lbs, wheelchair equipped, gasoline fueled) were also tested during the demonstration period. Operations (fuel and oil usage) and maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled) data were collected and charted-out in the report as well as driver, passenger, and maintenance surveys. This report provides descriptions, photographs, and comparison charts of both the diesel-fueled ORION II transit bus and the gasoline-fueled Thomas vehicles along with the demonstration test plan, evaluations, conclusions, and survey results.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5686028
Report Number(s):
PB-89-207971/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, Syracuse, NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BUSES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS; URBAN AREAS; DIESEL ENGINES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; MAINTENANCE; PERFORMANCE; PROGRESS REPORT; STANDARDS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; VEHICLES 320203* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Land & Roadway; 290000 -- Energy Planning & Policy