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.
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.
Exterior and interior ramp lighting shall comply with CFR Part 49, Sections 19.29 and 19.31.
Lighting in the turntable can be reduced to 7 foot-candles.
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.
Space, as far forward as practicable, and structural provisions shall be made for installation of currently available a fare collection devices. Location of the fare collection device shall not restrict traffic in the vestibule, including wheelchairs if a front door loading device is used, and shall allow the driver to easily reach the farebox controls and to view the fare register. The fare box shall not restrict access to the driver area, shall not restrict operation of driver controls and shall not — either by itself or in combination with stanchions, transfer mounting, cutting and punching equipment, or route destination signs — restrict the driver’s field of view per SAE Recommended Practice J1050. The location and mounting of the fare collection device shall allow use, without restriction, by passengers. The fare box location shall permit accessibility to the vault for easy manual removal or attachment of suction devices. Meters and counters on the fare box shall be readable on a daily basis. The floor under the fare box shall be reinforced as necessary to provide a sturdy mounting platform and to prevent shaking of the fare box.
Transfer mounting, cutting and punching equipment shall be located in a position convenient to the driver.
IP 84.Interior access panels and doors
Access for maintenance and replacement of equipment shall be provided by panels and doors that appear to be an integral part of the interior. Access doors shall be hinged with gas props or over-center springs, where practical, to hold the doors out of the mechanic’s way. Panels shall prevent entry of mechanism lubricant into the bus interior. All fasteners that retain access panels shall be captive in the cover.
Access doors that do not require tools or keys to open
Access doors shall be secured with hand screws or latches. All fasteners that retain access panels shall be captive in the cover.
Access doors with locks
Access doors shall be secured with locks. The locks shall be standardized so that only one tool is required to open access doors on the bus.
Access openings in the floor shall be sealed to prevent entry of fumes and water into the bus interior. Flooring material at or around access openings shall be flush with the floor and shall be edge-bound with stainless steel or another material that is acceptable to the procuring agency to prevent the edges from coming loose. Access openings shall be asymmetrical so that reinstalled flooring shall be properly aligned. Fasteners shall tighten flush with the floor.
The number of special fastener tools required for panel and access door fasteners shall be minimized.
IP 85.Passenger seating
85.1Arrangements and seat style
The passenger seating arrangement in the bus shall be such that seating capacity is maximized and in compliance to the following requirements. The procuring agency recognizes that ramp location, foot room, hip-to-knee room, doorway type, width, seat construction, floor level type, seat spacing requirements, ramp or lift, number of wheelchair positions, etc. ultimately affect seating capacity and layout.
Forward-facing seat configuration
Passenger seats shall be arranged in a transverse, forward-facing configuration, except at the wheel housings and turntable, where aisle-facing seats may be arranged as appropriate with due regard for passenger access and comfort. Other areas where aisle-facing seats may be provided are at wheelchair securement areas and platforms (such as for fuel tank storage space).
Reclining seat Alternative
Perimeter seating arrangement
Passenger seats shall be arranged in longitudinal rows facing the centerline of the bus. One row of transverse, forward facing seats shall be provided at the rear of the bus. Each seat shall have a minimum width of 17 in., not including any armrest. Seating capacity with this arrangement shall be no less than _____ [Agency to fill in]seated passengers, not including the driver, with the specified seating arrangement.
Combination forward-facing and perimeter seating arrangement
Passenger seats shall be arranged in a transverse, two-position forward-facing configuration at the front section of the bus, and in longitudinal rows facing the centerline of the bus with one row of transverse, forward facing seats provided at the rear of the bus. Each seat shall have a minimum width of 17 in., not including any armrest. Seating capacity with this arrangement shall be no less than ___ [Agency to fill in] seated passengers, not including the driver, with the specified seating arrangement.