Request for proposal contract form for the transit industry



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Passenger


Default

First Row Lights

The first light on each side (behind the driver and the front door) is normally turned on only when the front door is opened, in “night run” and “night park.” As soon as the door closes, these lights shall go out.These lights shall be turned on at any time if the switch is in the “on” position.

Alternative

Dimming Second Row Lights

To help eliminate windshield reflection on suburban roads where street lighting is at a low level, the second light on each side, when “night run” or “night park” is selected, shall be controlled by the switch; off in “off” and on in “normal.” These lights shall be turned on at any time if the switch is in the “on” position.

All interior lighting shall be turned off whenever the transmission selector is in reverse and the engine run switch is in the “on” position.

The interior lighting design shall require the approval of the Agency.

Default

LED lights.



Alternative

Fluorescent Lights

Fluorescent tubes shall be a maximum 6ftin length, single-pin, T-12 type (with exceptions granted for extinguishing or dimming fixtures, as noted below).

Individual ballast units shall be provided for each light fixture. Ballast shall have a fire-resistant housing, minimum operating frequency of above audible range, reverse polarity protection and integrated circuit breaker/automatic thermal protection.



Alternative

Enhanced design ballast that minimize arcing and carries a type and CC UL935 certification.



Default

First Light Modules Dim/Extinguish When Front Door is Closed

When the master switch is in the “run” or “night/run” mode, the first light module on each side of the coach shall automatically extinguish or dim when the front door is in the closed position and illuminate when the door is opened.

Alternative

No Dimming/Extinguishing of First Light Modules When Front Door is Closed

No dimming/extinguishing feature of first light modules shall be provided.

Driver’s Area


The driver’s area shall have a light to provide general illumination, and it shall illuminate the half of the steering wheel nearest the driver to a level of 5 to 10 foot-candles.

Seating Areas (Transit Coach)


The interior lighting system shall provide a minimum 15 foot-candle illumination on a 1 sq ft plane at an angle of 45 degrees from horizontal, centered 33 in. above the floor and 24 in. in front of the seat back at each seat position. Allowable average light level for the rear bench seats shall be 7 foot-candles.

Seating Areas (Commuter Coach)


A minimum 10-module parcel rack without dividers and compartment doors shall be furnished over all two-passenger seating positions except in the wheelchair door area. Retention cords shall run the length of the rack housing. The parcel rack edge, running along the full length of the aisle, shall incorporate a handhold for use by standees. Passenger headroom, measured from the rack end to the top of the seat headrest, shall be a minimum 17 in. (432 mm). Interior window post caps shall be ABS, thermo formed plastic, off-white in color to provide a clean finished appearance. The interior of the rack shall be vinyl covered aluminum to complement the interior. Parcel racks shall be supported by polycarbonate glass filled hangers spaced approximately 40 in. (1016 mm) apart. Total capacity shall be a minimum 109 ft3(3 m³) to allow for ample storage space for carry-on items.

Passenger service modules mounted on the underside of the parcel rack shall include individually controlled and adjustable LED passenger reading lights; an exit signal push button, red in color; and individual air distribution outlets. These outlets shall be adjustable from fully closed to fully open position. A minimum of 26 speakers shall also be provided in the cluster panels for the driver-controlled public address system. Speakers shall broadcast, in a clear tone, announcements that are clearly perceived from all seat positions at approximately the same volume level. Passengers utilizing the securement systems shall be provided identical amenities as provided for all other passengers, except that the parcel rack shall be deleted in the area of the wheelchair lift door. Separate and independent notification will be provided on the dashboard indicator panel for stop request notification from securement positions.



Alternative

Parcel rack air conditioning will be provided.


Vestibules/Doors (Transit Coach)


Floor surface in the aisles shall be a minimum of 10 foot-candles, and the vestibule area a minimum of 4 foot-candles with the front doors open and a minimum of 2 foot-candles with the front doors closed. The front entrance area and curb lights shall illuminate when the front door is open and master run switch is in the “lights” positions. Rear exit area and curb lights shall illuminate when the rear door is unlocked.

Vestibules/Doors (Commuter Coach)


Floor surface in the aisles shall be a minimum of 2 foot-candles, and the vestibule area in accordance with ADA requirements.

Step Lighting


Step lighting for the intermediate steps between lower and upper floor levels shall be a minimum of 4 foot-candles and shall illuminate in all engine run positions. The step lighting shall be low profile to minimize tripping and snagging hazards for passengers and shall be shielded as necessary to protect passengers’ eyes from glare.

Ramp Lighting (Transit Coach)


Exterior and interior ramp lighting shall comply with federal regulations.

Turntable Lighting (Articulated Coach)


Lighting in the turntable can be reduced to 7 foot-candles.

FareboxLighting

Transit Coach


Default (TC)

FareboxLight

A light fixture shall be mounted in the ceiling above the farebox location. The fixture shall be capable of projecting a concentrated beam of light on the farebox. This light will automatically come on whenever the front doors are opened and the run switch is in the “night run” or “night park” position.

Alternative (TC)

No farebox light.


Commuter Coach


DEFAULT (CC)

No farebox light.



ALTERNATIVE (CC)

Farebox Light

A light fixture shall be mounted in the ceiling above the farebox location. The fixture shall be capable of projecting a concentrated beam of light on the farebox. This light will automatically come on whenever the front doors are opened and the run switch is in the “night run” or “night park” position.

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