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Altoona Bus Test Reports Online

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Altoona Bus Test Reports Online Reply with quote

Transit buses lead pretty tough lives, so "pre-employment screening" is just as important for transit buses as it is for the professionals who operate and maintain them. Modern buses are quite expensive and usually are procured using public money, thus transit agencies are eager to avoid buying suboptimal vehicles. Not surprisingly, "torture testing" of heavy duty transit vehicles is not a trivial exercise: it is quite sophisticated.
As many of you know, Penn State University regularly conducts durability and performance tests on U.S. transit buses at their Altoona PA campus. This is where the term "Altoona Test" comes from. The Altoona Bus Testing website has available for reading and downloading a comprehensive collection of test reports issued for virtually every contemporary U.S. transit bus listed by manufacturer and model. The more modern reports include full color interior and exterior photos of each bus tested, along with detailed specifications and test data. NYCT fans will appreciate the test reports issued for the New Flyer C40LF, XD40 and XD60 as DOB vehicles were tested specifically for each test. NJ Transit fans also will appreciate the report issued for the NABI 41.15. If you are a "gear head" like myself, you will find a lot of interesting material at this website; enjoy! http://altoonabustest.psu.edu/buses?sort_by=manufacturer
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