Request for proposal contract form for the transit industry



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Adjustable Armrest


Default

No armrests.


Alternative

One armrest, right side.


Alternative

One armrest, left side.


Alternative

Two armrests.


Seat Control Locations


While seated, the driver shall be able to make seat adjustments by hand without complexity, excessive effort or being pinched. Adjustment mechanisms shall hold the adjustments and shall not be subject to inadvertent changes.

Seat Structure and Materials


Cushions

Cushions shall be fully padded with at least 3 in. of materials in the seating areas at the bottom and back.

Cushion Materials

Default

Open-cell polyurethane (FMVSS 302).


Alternative

Foam and fabric that meets FTA Docket 90A.


Pedestal


Default

Powder-coated steel.


Alternative

Stainless steel.


Seat Options


Choose among the following:

heated seat

seat alarm

fabric options

seat air vent

side bolsters adjustments

silicone seat cushion

Mirrors

Exterior Mirrors


The bus shall be equipped with corrosion-resistant, outside rearview mirrors mounted with stable supports to minimize vibration. Mirrors shall be firmly attached to the bus to minimize vibration and to prevent loss of adjustment with a breakaway mounting system. Mirrors shall permit the driver to view the roadway along the sides of the bus, including the rear wheels. Mirrors should be positioned to prevent blind spots.

Mirrors shall retract or fold sufficiently to allow bus washing operations but avoid contact with windshield.



Default

Exterior mirrors shall be installed without a breakaway mounting system.



Alternative

Exterior mirrors shall be installed with a breakaway mounting system.



Alternative

Spring-loaded mirror heads auto return.



Default

Flat Mirrors on Both Sides

The bus shall be equipped with two flat outside mirrors, each with not less than 50 sq in. of reflective surface. The mirrors shall be located so as to provide the driver a view to the rear along both sides of the bus and shall be adjustable both in the horizontal and vertical directions to view the rearward scene. The roadside rearview mirror shall be positioned so that the driver’s line of sight is not obstructed.

Alternative

Combination of flat and convex mirrors referred to as transit-specific.



Alternative

Combination of Mirrors and CCTV Cameras

The bus shall be equipped with a combination of mirrors and CCTV cameras. The configuration will be Agency specific.

Curbside Mirrors

The curbside rearview mirror shall be mounted so that its lower edge is no less than 76in. above the street surface. A lower mount may be required due to mirror configuration requests.

Default

Remote Adjustment of Curbside Mirror

The driver shall be able to adjust the curbside mirror remotely while seated in the driving position. The control for remote positioning of the mirror shall be a single switch or device.

Alternative

Standard mirror, not heated, no remote adjustment.



Alternative

Heated and Remote Mirrors

The heaters shall be energized whenever the driver’s heater and/or defroster is activated or activated independently.

Street-Side Mirrors



Default

Standard mirror, not heated, no remote adjustment.



Alternative

Remote Adjustment of Curbside Mirror

The driver shall be able to adjust the street-side mirror remotely while seated in the driving position. The control for remote positioning of the mirror shall be a single switch or device.

Alternative

Heated Street-Side Mirrors

The street-side mirrors shall have heaters that energize whenever the driver’s heater and/or defroster is activated, or can be activated independently.

Alternative

Mirrors with integrated turn signal, one side.



Alternative

Mirrors with integrated turn signal, both sides.



Alternative

Mirrors with external mounted turn signal, one side.



alternative

Mirrors with external mounted turn signal, both sides.


Interior Mirrors


Mirrors shall be provided for the driver to observe passengers throughout the bus without leaving the seat and without shoulder movement. The driver shall be able to observe passengers in the front/entrance and rear/exit areas (if applicable), anywhere in the aisle, and in the rear seats.

WINDOWS

General


Use with 30ft length: A minimum of 6000 sq in. of window area, including operator and door windows, shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.

Use with 35ft length: A minimum of 8000 sq in. of window area, including operator and door windows, shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.

Use with 40ft length: A minimum of 10,000 sq in. of window area, including operator and door windows, shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.

Use with 45ft length: A minimum of 12,000 sq in. of window area, including operator and door windows, shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.

Use with 60ft length: A minimum of 16,000 sq in. of window area, including operator and door windows, shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.

Windshield


The windshield shall permit an operator’s field of view as referenced in SAE Recommended Practice J1050.The vertically upward view shall be a minimum of 14deg, measured above the horizontal and excluding any shaded band. The vertically downward view shall permit detection of an object 3½ft high no more than 2 ft in front of the bus. The horizontal view shall be a minimum of 90 deg above the line of sight. Any binocular obscuration due to a center divider may be ignored when determining the 90deg requirement, provided that the divider does not exceed a 3deg angle in the operator’s field of view. Windshield pillars shall not exceed 10 deg of binocular obscuration. The windshield shall be designed and installed to minimize external glare as well as reflections from inside the bus.

The windshield shall be easily replaceable by removing zip-locks from the windshield retaining moldings. Bonded-in-place windshields shall not be used. Winglets may be bonded.


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