Request for proposal contract form for the transit industry



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Exterior Displays


Provisions shall be made to integrate advertising into the exterior design of the bus. Advertising media, frames or supporting structures shall not detract from the readability of destination signs and signal lights, and shall not compromise passenger visibility. Advertising provisions shall not cause pedestrian hazards or foul automatic bus washing equipment, and shall not cover or interfere with doors, air passages, vehicle fittings or in any other manner restrict the operation or serviceability of the bus.

Passenger Stop Request/Exit Signal

Transit Coach


Default

Use for Touch Tape Passenger Signal

A passenger “stop requested” signal system that complies with applicable ADA requirements defined in 49 CFR, Part 38.37, shall be provided. The system shall consist of a touch tape, chime and interior sign message. The touch tape shall be accessible to all seated passengers, with provisions for standees .It shall be easily accessible to all passengers, seated or standing. Vertical touch tape shall be provided at each window mullion and adjacent to each wheelchair parking position and priority seating positions.
Alternative

Pull Cord Passenger Signal

A passenger “stop requested” signal system that complies with applicable ADA requirements defined in 49 CFR, Part 38.37, shall be provided. The system shall consist of a heavy-duty pull cable, chime and interior sign message. The pull cable shall be located the full length of the bus on the sidewalls at the level where the transom is located. If no transom window is required, then the height of the pull cable shall approximate this transom level and shall be no greater than 63 in. as measured from the floor surface. It shall be easily accessible to all passengers, seated or standing. Pull cable(s) shall activate one or more solid state or magnetic proximity switches. At each wheelchair passenger position and at priority seating positions, additional provisions shall be included to allow a passenger in a mobility aid to easily activate the “stop requested” signal.

An auxiliary passenger “stop requested” signal shall be installed at the rear door to provide passengers standing in the rear door/exit area a convenient means of activating the signal system. The signal shall be a heavy-duty push button type located in the rear door vicinity. Button shall be clearly identified as “passenger signal.”


Default

No requirements for additional “stop request” button on rear door stanchion.


Alternative

Additional “Stop Request” Button on Rear Door Stanchion

A heavy-duty “stop request” signal button shall be installed on the modesty panel stanchion immediately forward of the rear door and clearly identified as “STOP.”
Alternative

“Stop request” signal buttons shall be available at intervals to be determined by the Agency.



Commuter Coach


A heavy-duty “stop request” signal button shall be installed at every seat location except the rear cross seat.

Signal Chime

Transit Coach


Default

A single “stop requested” chime shall sound when the system is first activated. A double chime shall sound anytime the system is activated from wheelchair passenger areas.

Exit signals located in the wheelchair passenger area shall be no higher than 4 ft above the floor. Instructions shall be provided to clearly indicate function and operation of these signals.
Alternative

Passenger signal system shall be arranged with push-button switches accessible by each seated passenger and on stanchions and at rear door locations for standees.



Commuter Coach


DEFAULT

A single “stop requested” chime shall sound when the system is first activated. A double chime shall sound anytime the system is activated from wheelchair passenger areas.

Exit signals located in the wheelchair passenger area shall be no higher than 4 ft above the floor. Instructions shall be provided to clearly indicate the function and operation of these signals.
ALTERNATIVE

Agency to specify the stop request system for wheelchair seating area



Communications

Camera Surveillance System


Default

No surveillance system provisions required.


Alternative

Provide all wiring and mounting locations for a multi-camera surveillance system for the later provision of and installation of cameras, recorder, microphone, etc. Agency to specify the camera system cable to be installed, the locations for pre-wiring and the quantity.


Alternative

Provide all wiring and mounting locations for a multi-camera surveillance system, including the installation of cameras, recorder, microphone, etc.


Public Address System


A public address system shall be provided on each bus for facilitating radio system and driver-originated announcements to passengers.

Speakers


Default

[insert number]interior loudspeakers shall be provided, semi-flush mounted, on alternate sides of the bus passenger compartment, installed with proper phasing. Total impedance seen at the input connecting end shall be 8 Ohms. Mounting shall be accomplished with riv-nuts and machine screws.


Alternative

The speaker cable shall terminate at the instrument panel area on the curb side with a minimum of 3 ft of extra speaker cable. An end connector shall be supplied so a lead can be connected from the radio control head in order to make announcements directly from the transit control center to passengers through the PA system.


Automatic Passenger Counter (APC)


default

No APC system shall be installed.


Alternative

An infrared APC system shall be installed. Agency to provide details of APC system, including installation locations and number of buses to be equipped.


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