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The Escrow Agent may rely and act upon written instructions, instruments or signatures believed by the Escrow Agent in good faith to be genuine and may assume that any person purporting to give any written notice, respect, advice or instruction in connection with or relating to this Escrow Agreement has been duly authorized to do so. The Escrow Agent’s duties shall be determined with respect to this Agreement and applicable laws only, and the Escrow Agent is not charged with knowledge of or duties under any other document, including the License Agreement.


  1. In consideration of performing its functions as Escrow Agent, the Escrow Agent shall be compensated as set forth on Exhibit C. The fees set forth on Exhibit C will be billed periodically by the Escrow Agent to:



(b) The fees set forth in Exhibit C are for ordinary services as escrow holder. In the event the Escrow Agent is required to incur any additional or extraordinary legal fees as a result of being escrow holder, including intervention in any litigation or proceeding, the Escrow Agent shall receive full compensation for any such reasonable legal fees that are documented to the Licensor and/or Licensee’s satisfaction.


Any dispute or controversy between Licensor and Licensee regarding the release of the Documentation shall be settled by arbitration to be held in the City of (insert city and state), in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Licensor and Licensee shall jointly select an arbitrator within 10 (ten) days following the giving of a counter-notice under Section 3(c) hereof. If during that 10 (ten) day period, Licensor and Licensee do not jointly select an arbitrator, then the arbitrator shall be administratively appointed by the (insert city and state) Regional Office of the American Arbitration Association, and neither the Licensor nor Licensee shall have the right to object to such appointment. Any arbitration pursuant to this Section 8 shall be conducted on an expedited basis and shall be binding upon Licensor and Licensee. Licensor and Licensee shall use their respective best efforts to conclude such arbitration within 45 (forty-five) days from the date an arbitrator is elected pursuant to this Section 8. The prevailing party in any arbitration pursuant to this Section 8 shall be entitled to recover from the other party all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in connection with such arbitration including but not limited to the fees of the arbitrator, reasonable legal fees and disbursements and business-class travel and lodging expenses. Escrow Agent shall be entitled to fully rely upon the decision and rulings of such arbitrator.


This Escrow Agreement, including Exhibits A, B and C hereto, constitutes the entire agreement among the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and shall supersede all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written among the parties. This Escrow Agreement is intended to be and shall be treated as an agreement separate and distinct from the License Agreement.


All notices required or permitted by this Escrow Agreement shall be sufficiently served by mailing the same by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to the parties at their respective addresses, as follows:

(a) Escrow Agent:




Attn: ______________________________________

Ref: _______________________________________

  1. Licensor:




Attn: ______________________________________

  1. Licensee:




Attn: ______________________________________


This Escrow Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.


This Escrow Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of (insert state), without regard to its choice-of-laws or conflicts-of-law provisions.


In the event any of the provisions of this Escrow Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to any state or federal law, the remaining provisions of this Escrow Agreement will remain in full force and effect.


The section headings in this Escrow Agreement do not form a part of it, but are for convenience only and shall not limit or affect the meaning of the provisions.


  1. If in doubt as to its duties hereunder, Escrow Agent may consult with counsel of its choice.

  2. Nothing in this Agreement shall impose on the Escrow Agent the duty to qualify to do business or act as fiduciary in any jurisdiction other than

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Escrow Agreement on the date first above written.

As Escrow Agent: ______________________________________________________________

Name and title
________________________________________________________ __________________

Signature Date

As Licensor: ___________________________________________________________________

Name and title

________________________________________________________ __________________

Signature Date

As Licensee: ___________________________________________________________________

Name and title

________________________________________________________ __________________

Signature Date



__________________________________________ (“Licensor”) hereby certifies to __________________________________________ (“Licensee) that Licensor has delivered to Escrow Agent on _________________________, 20__, to be held in escrow pursuant to the terms of the Escrow Agreement dated as of ____________________________, 20__, among Licensor, Licensee and Escrow Agent, one copy of each of the following Source Codes:

(Describe Source Codes)

Dated: ________________________________, 20__


as Licensor: ___________________________________________________________________

Name and title
________________________________________________________ __________________

Signature Date



[Insert Form of License Agreement per Introductory paragraph of Escrow Agreement]




Date Published


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      Abbreviation and Acronyms

A/C air conditioning

ABS anti-lock braking system

AC alternating current

ACQ alkaline copper quaternary

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

Ah amp hour

ALR auto-locking retractor

APA The Engineered Wood Association, formerly the American Plywood Association

APC automatic passenger counter

APTA American Public Transportation Association

ASTM ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials

ATC automatic traction control

AVL automatic vehicle location

AWG American Wire Gauge

BAFO Best and Final Offer

BMS Battery Management System

BRT bus rapid transit

CARB California Air Resources Board

CCS climate control system

CCTV closed-circuit television

cfm cubic feet per minute

CGA Compressed Gas Association

CNG compressed natural gas

dB decibel

DBE disadvantaged business enterprise

DC direct current

DDU driver display unit

DEF diesel exhaust fluid

DOT Department of Transportation

DPF diesel particulate filter

ECM Engine Control and Monitoring

ECS emission control system

ELR emergency locking retractor

EMI electromagnetic interference

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ESS energy storage system

FEA Finite Element Analysis

FEMA failure mode effects analysis

FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSR Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

FMVSS Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

FTA Federal Transit Administration

GAWR gross axle weight rated

GPS global positioning system

GVW gross vehicle weight

GVWR gross vehicle weight rated

H-point hip-point

HDS hybrid drive system

HMI human-machine interface

HSC hybrid system controller

HV high voltage

HVAC heating, ventilation and air conditioning

I/O input/output

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISO International Standards Organization

LEL LED emergency light

LV low voltage

mA milliampere

MDT mobile data terminal

MPa mega-Pascal

NC normally closed

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

NGV natural gas vehicle

NOx nitrogen oxide

NO normally open

NTP notice to proceed

OEM original equipment manufacturer

OSI Open Systems Interconnect

PA public address

PMO project management oversight

PPU primary propulsion unit

PPU prime power init

PPV price per vehicle

PRD pressure relief device

psi pounds per square inch

RF radio frequency

RFI radio frequency interference

RTC real-time clock

SAE SAE International, formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers

scf standard cubic feet

SLW seated load weight

SOC state of change

UL Underwriters Laboratories

UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

VDC volts of direct current

Wh watt-hours

VIN vehicle information number

© 2010 American Public Transportation Association. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the American Public Transportation Association.

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