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Overhead


Except forward of the standee line and at the rear door, a continuous, full grip, overhead assist shall be provided. This assist shall be located over the center of the aisle seating position of the transverse seats. The assist shall be no less than 70 in. above the floor.

Default


No requirements for overhead grab straps/extensions.
Alternative

Grab straps or other extensions as necessary shall be provided for sections where vertical assists are not available and for the use by passengers that cannot reach to 70 in.

Grab straps shall be:

Default


Stainless steel.
Alternative

Fabric.
Alternative

Flip-up/non-flip.
Alternative

Leather.
Alternative



    Plastic.

Overhead assists shall simultaneously support 150 lbs on any 12-in. length. No more than 5 percent of the full grip feature shall be lost due to assist supports.

Longitudinal Seat Assists


Longitudinal seats shall have vertical assists located between every other designated seating position, except for seats that fold/flip up to accommodate wheelchair securement. Assists shall extend from near the leading edge of the seat and shall be functionally continuous with the overhead assist. Assists shall be staggered across the aisle from each other where practicable and shall be no more than 52 in. apart or functionally continuous for a 5th percentile female passenger.

Wheel Housing Barriers/Assists


Unless passenger seating is provided on top of wheel housing, passenger assists shall be mounted around the exposed sides of the wheel housings (and propulsion compartments if applicable), which shall also be designed to prevent passengers from sitting on wheel housings. Such passenger assists shall also effectively retain items, such as bags and luggage, placed on top of wheel housing.

Passenger Doors


Doorways will be provided in the locations and styles as follows. Passenger doors and doorways shall comply with ADA requirements.

TABLE 7

Door Locations and Styles



Front Door

Location

Slide Glide

Double
(Two-Piece Pantograph


Single
(One-Piece Pantograph)


Outside
Sliding Plug


Forward of the front wheels and under direct observation of the driver.













Rear Doors(s)

Location

Slide Guide

Outward Opening Swing With Manual Emergency Reset

Outward Opening Swing With Auto Emergency Reset

Double
(Two-Piece Pantograph

Single
(One-Piece Pantograph)

Outside
Sliding Plug

Alternative 1: Curbside doorway centerline located rearward of the point midway between the front door centerline and the rearmost seat back.



















Alternative 2: Curbside doorway located behind the rear axle.



















Alternative 3: Street-side rearward of the point midway between the front door centerline and the rearmost seat back.



















Alternative 4: Street-side located behind the rear axle.



















Alternative 5 (articulated only): Curbside located forward of the rear axle of the trailer section.



















Alternative 6 (articulated only): Street-side located forward of the rear axle of the trailer section.



















Alternative 7 (articulated only): Curbside, located forward of center axle.



















In cases where street-side and curbside doors are chosen, provisions shall be made for operating the front door, curbside rear door(s) and street-side rear door(s) independently or in the following combinations while providing positive tactile feedback to the operator identifying the door control selection.

TABLE 8

Door Operating Combinations



Front

Curbside Rear

Street-Side Rear

Closed

Closed

Closed

Open

Closed

Closed

Open

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Open

Open

Open

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Closed

Closed

Open

Closed

Open

Open

default

If air-powered, the door system shall operate per specification at air pressures between 90 and 130 psi.


Alternative

Electric-powered doors.


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