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Title:Advanced Small Transit Vehicle Technology Study
Authors:Del Peterson and Michael Molloy
Publication Date:Dec 2007
Report #:DP-195
TRID #:01475817
Keywords:public transit, rural transit, small buses, transit buses, vans, vehicle design, vehicle performance
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


In October 2005, the Federal Transit Administration and the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center at North Dakota State University held a meeting with several transit industry representatives launching a project to examine the state of small transit vehicles. The scope of this paper is primarily focused on small transit vehicle design and performance. Discussion of broader areas, such as infrastructure and operating practices, are included mostly on a cursory level. There are many issues, from procurement to service coordination, that are vital to the improvement of small urban and rural transit. These issues are receiving some attention in the research community, and more information can be found in referenced sources.

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