Request for proposal contract form for the transit industry



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Decals, Numbering and Signing


Monograms, numbers and other special signing shall be applied to the inside and outside of the bus as required. Signs shall be durable and fade-, chip- and peel-resistant. They may be painted signs, decals or pressure-sensitive appliqués. All decals shall be installed per the decal Supplier recommendations. Signs shall be provided in compliance with the ADA requirements defined in 49 CFR Part 38, Subpart B, 38.27.

NOTE: The Agency should supply a list of interior and exterior decals including size and location.

Passenger Information


ADA priority seating signs as required and defined by 49 CFR shall be provided to identify the seats designated for passengers with disabilities.

Requirements for a public information system in accordance with 49 CFR shall be provided.


Exterior Lighting


All exterior lights shall be designed to prevent entry and accumulation of moisture or dust. Lamps, lenses and fixtures shall be interchangeable to the extent practicable. Two hazard lamps at the rear of the bus shall be visible from behind when the engine service doors are opened. Light lenses shall be designed and located to prevent damage when running the vehicle through an automatic bus washer.

DEFAULT

Commercially available LED-type lamps shall be utilized at all exterior lamp locations.



Alternative

Contractor to provide details of exterior lighting system.



Default

Standard Lamps

All LED lamps shall be standard installation of the OEM. The entire assembly shall be specifically coated to protect the light from chemical and abrasion degradation.

Alternative

Potted Lamps

LED lamps shall be potted type and designed to last the life of the bus.

Default

Standard Size

Size of LED lamps used for tail, brake and turn signal lamps shall be standard installation of OEM.

Alternative

Larger Size

LED lamps used for tail, brake and turn signal lamps shall be a minimum of 7 in. in diameter.

Alternative

Front marker (clearance) lights along with lights located on the roof and sides of the bus shall have protective shields or be of the flush mount type to protect the lens against minor impacts.


Backup Light/Alarm


Visible and audible warnings shall inform following vehicles or pedestrians of reverse operation. Visible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Standard J593. Audible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Recommended Practice J994 Type C or D.

Doorway Lighting


Lamps at the front and rear passenger doorways (if applicable) shall comply with ADA requirements and shall activate only when the doors open. These lamps shall illuminate the street surface to a level of no less than 1 foot-candle for a distance of 3 ft outward from the outboard edge of the door threshold. The lights may be positioned above or below the lower daylight opening of the windows and shall be shielded to protect passengers’ eyes from glare.

Turn Signals


Default

Standard Turn Signals

Turn-signal lights shall be provided on the front, rear, curb and street sides of the bus in accordance with federal regulations.

Alternative

Wraparound Front Turn Signals

Front turn signals shall be of wraparound design or shall be designed to be visible from the front and the near side of the bus.

Headlights


Headlamps shall be designed for ease of replacement.

Default

Standard Installation

Standard OEM headlight installation shall be provided in accordance with federal regulations.

Alternative

Daytime Running Lights

Headlamps shall incorporate a daytime running light feature.

Alternative

LED


Headlamps shall be LED/halogen, sealed beam.

Alternative

Specify Design Life

Headlamps’ design life to be specified in units of hours by the Agency.

Brake Lights

Transit Coach


Brake lights shall be provided in accordance with federal regulations.

Default

No High/Center Mount Brake Lamp or Deceleration Warning Lamps

Bus shall not include a high/center mount brake lamp and/or deceleration warning indicator lamps.

Alternative

High and Center Mount Red Brake Lamp

Bus shall include red, high and center mount brake lamp(s) along the backside of the bus in addition to the lower brake lamps required under FMVSS. The high and center mount brake lamp(s) shall illuminate steadily with brake application. Agency to specify the size of the high and center mount brake lamp(s).

Alternative

High and Center Mount Amber Lamp

Bus shall include amber high and center mount lamp(s) along the backside of the bus that illuminate steadily when the transmission is in forward mode and when the throttle is completely released (0 percent engagement). The amber lamps shall automatically extinguish, regardless of transmission and throttle condition, with brake application. Operation of the amber lamps shall be programmable with the multiplex system. Agency to specify the size of the high and center mount, amber lamp(s).

Commuter Coach


Brake lights shall be provided in accordance with federal regulations.

Bus shall include red, high and center mount brake lamp(s) along the backside of the bus in addition to the lower brake lamps required under FMVSS. The high and center mount brake lamp(s) shall illuminate steadily with brake application.


Service Area Lighting (Interior and Exterior)


LED lamps shall be provided in the engine and all other compartments where service may be required to generally illuminate the area for night emergency repairs or adjustments. These service areas shall include, but not be limited to, the engine compartment, the communication box, junction/apparatus panels and passenger door operator compartments. Lighting shall be adequate to light the space of the service areas to levels needed to complete typical emergency repairs and adjustments. The service area lamps shall be suitable for the environment in which they are mounted.

Engine compartment lamps shall be controlled by a switch mounted near the rear start controls. All other service area lamps shall be controlled by switches mounted on or convenient to the lamp assemblies. Power to the service area lighting shall be programmable. Power shall latch on with activation of the switch and shall be automatically discontinued (timed out) after 30 minutes to prevent damage caused by inadvertently leaving the service area lighting switch in the “on” position after repairs are made.



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