Bus Width Limitations: Hearing, Ninety-second Congress, First Session, on H.R. 4354 ... March 30, 1971
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - Buses - 86 pages
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Page 31 - The existence of numerous bridges and a large mileage of highways too narrow for the safe accommodation of vehicles of such width precludes the present adoption of the higher standard of width
Page 3 - ... Transportation is satisfied that public [mass] transportation systems will have adequate capability to utilize fully the proposed project and to maintain and operate properly any equipment acquired under this section. APPENDIX II PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 127 OF TITLE 23 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE Section 127 of title 23 of the United States Code is amended by striking out the first word and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,...
Page 55 - This standard establishes performance and equipment requirements for braking systems on vehicles equipped with air brake systems.
Page 55 - I, measured from the point at which movement of the service brake control begins, without any part of the vehicle leaving the roadway and without lockup of any wheel at speeds above 10 mph except for momentary lockup allowed by an antilock system and except for lockup of wheels on nonsteerable axles other than the two rearmost nonsteerable axles.
Page 14 - July 1, 1929, en solid tires shall not exceed 8 feet 6 inches when equipped with dual pneumatic tires; and except further that the total width of urban passenger busses, busses operated as auxiliary to or as a part of a street railway system in counties of 500,000 population or more and trackless trollies shall not exceed 8 feet 8 inches, aud the total width of load of pulp wood shall not exceed 8 feet 4 inches.
Page 13 - Suburban buses when operated on streets and highways 20 ft wide within a radius of 30 miles of municipal corporation limits by...
Page 13 - Indiana 96 102 inches for buses which operate in cities or towns or between contiguous cities and towns located in counties of at least 160,000 population.
Page 31 - Policy Concerning Maximum Dimensions, Weights and Speeds of Motor Vehicles to be Operated Over the Highways of the United States - American Association of State Highway Officials - April 1, 1946.