Monthly Archives: November 2012

School Bus Acceleration Characteristics Study

I found a pretty technical study below.

Research was conducted to collect speed, time, and distance data for Type C and D (“full size”) school buses accelerating from a stopped position. Most of the tests were conducted on level terrain. By combining the knowledge of how quickly a school bus can accelerate with assumed speeds of oncoming through-street vehicles, the needed intersection sight distance can be calculated. Another application of the findings is analyzing departure sight distance at railroad grade crossings used by school buses.

This maybe useful for me to estimate the proportion of travel time v.s. dwell time.


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