Motorcoach

New York tests double-decker bus

Posted on September 10, 2008

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Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit) introduced into service a new double-decker bus for evaluation.

The 13-foot tall, high-capacity coach will run in service for the next 30 days along selected local and express bus routes in order to determine its suitability for service.

The new double-decker, manufactured by Van Hool, employs the efficiency of a high-capacity design, which at 45 feet in length is 15 feet shorter than an articulated bus. Utilizing the two levels, however, the bus has a seating capacity in excess of 81 passengers. The coach is powered by a Cummins diesel engine fueled by ultra low sulfur diesel.

The low-floor design makes it easier for seniors and customers with disabilities to board and exit while eliminating the need for a complicated wheelchair lift. The lack of steps at the front and rear door also facilitates customer boarding and exiting.

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